Crime and Justice in America

Crime and Justice in America : A Human Perspective

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For undergraduate Introduction to Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice, and Criminal Justice courses.The most experienced author team of any introduction to criminal justice textbook brings the world of criminal justice to life in Crime and Justice in America: A Human Perspective 6e. Reflecting the authors' decades of experience as police officers, police administrators, correctional administrators, trial attorneys, trainers, scholars & educators, Crime and Justice in America takes students inside the real world of the criminal justice system. The authors combine their first-rate scholarship with their first-hand knowledge to provide students with an authoritative, relevant, and thought-provoking introduction to the everyday functions of the police, the courts and the correctional system in the United States.show more

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  • Hardback | 656 pages
  • 213.4 x 274.3 x 30.5mm | 1,587.59g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130981680
  • 9780130981684

About Leonard Territo

Leonard Territo is a Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He was previously the Chief Deputy (Undersheriff) of the Leon County Sheriff's Office in Tallahassee, Florida. Part of his responsibilities included administration of the jail. Within this capacity he was actively involved in creating new programs, as well as selecting, training, promoting, and supervising correctional officers. He has served for more than twenty years as an expert witness in jail- and prison-related litigation focusing primarily on security matters, jail suicides, and inmate health issues. He has qualified as an expert in both federal and state courts in numerous states. He has also served for nine years with the Tampa, Florida, Police Department as a patrol officer, motorcycle officer, and homicide detective. He is the former Chairperson of the Department of Police Administration and Director of the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement at St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to writing numerous articles, book chapters, and technical reports, he has authored and co-authored nine books, including Criminal Investigation, which is in its eighth edition; Police Administration, which is in its sixth edition; Police Civil Liability; College Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Awareness; and Stress Management in Law Enforcement. His books have been used in more than a thousand colleges and universities in all fifty states. His books and other writings have been used and referenced by both academic and police departments in fourteen countries: Australia, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Czechoslavokia, England, France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Spain. His teaching awards include being selected from among two hundred criminal justice educators from the state of Florida as the Outstanding Criminal Justice Educator of the Year, and as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of South Florida. He has been given awards by both the Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Tampa Police Academy for his years of teaching and meritorious service and has been selected for inclusion in Who's Who in American Law Enforcement. His academic credentials include an A.A. in Police Administration from St. Petersburg Junior College, a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University of South Florida, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of South Florida, and a Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University. James B. Halsted received a bachelor of arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He graduated magna cum laude, with departmental distinction, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. in Humanities from Florida State University. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and is a member of the bar of the Texas Supreme Court. He has served as a federal prosecuting attorney in the Judge Advocate General's office as well as defense counsel. Presently, he is a Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida and a Professor of the University's Honors College. He has published more than thirty scholarly articles in the fields of criminal law, the humanities, and the criminal justice system. Also a distinguished teacher, Dr. Halsted has won nine teaching awards while at the University of South Florida, including the College of Social and Behavioral Science's Outstanding Teacher Award, culminating in his being named by the senior class as the University of South Florida's Outstanding Professor. Dr. Halsted continues to practice criminal law while teaching at the University of South Florida. He has served as the executive secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of the Greater Tampa Bay Area since the organization's inception. Max L. Bromley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida. He has previously served as the Associate Director of Public Safety at the University of South Florida and worked in the criminal justice field for almost twenty-five years. In addition to his many years of policing experience, Dr. Bromley also worked as a juvenile probation officer early in his career, which provided him with an understanding and appreciation of this critical part of the criminal justice system. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Criminology from Florida State University and has a doctorate in Higher Education with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from Nova University. He has co-edited a volume entitled Hospital and College Security Liability and was the senior co-author of College Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Awareness. In addition, he has written dozens of scholarly articles and technical documents on a variety of campus crime and campus policing issues. Recently Dr. Bromley has been involved in research on community policing. His articles have appeared in Policing, Police Quarterly, Criminal Justice Policy Review, and Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. Dr. Bromley also wrote Department Self-Study: A Guide for Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, used at more than a thousand institutions of higher education.show more

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Prentice Hall presents the sixth edition of "Crime and Justice in America: A Human Perspective. " The core of criminal justice, "cops, courts, and corrections, " emerges with force in this powerful and comprehensive introduction. As police administrators, jail administrators, practicing attorneys, educators, and trainers, the authors Leonard Territo, James B. Halsted, and Max L. Bromley successfully merge theory with real-world, practical application. Everyday functions of the police, the courtroom, and the correctional system are highlighted in a thought-provoking, relevant, and authoritative manner, providing a hands-on approach for today's student. The human perspective of criminal justice comes alive with experiences drawn from the workplace, breaking news, and landmark court cases. This human dimension puts a face on this field of study, ensuring that the reader appreciates the essence of criminal justiceto protect the rights and voice of the people. "Crime and Justice in America: A Human Perspective, Sixth Edition " is the most up-to-date text available for your Introduction to Criminal Justice Course. It includes coverage of the criminal justice system's response to the ongoing threat oh domestic terrorism, the recent corporate crime scandals, and the DC area snipers, as well its updated statistics, court cases, and examples throughout. Within You'll Discover: In the Workplace. Each chapter contains a brief 'Job description of various careers in the criminal justice field. Students discover how to take their knowledge from the classroom to career and beyond. In the News. Emphasizes the human dimension that- is at the core of this text. Real-life stories and issues drawn from the media allow students to place events in a historical and educational context, providing- a new perspective to critical thinking. Critical Thinking Questions (CTQs). Ensures that students stop and think about the materials presented, invigorating the learning process and applying newly acquired knowledge. Landmark Cases. Significant legal-cases are highlighted with every legal discussion addressed throughout the test. Students are exposed to the principles of law and the maneuvering of our criminal courts system. Website References. Numerous website references are given for specific topics and discussions. These will assist students by providing more in-depth information for research. In the Literature. Includes an extensive bibliography of books and journals related to the topics cowered in each chapter. In the Media. Through a comprehensive listing of videos, films, and TV programs, students can connect topics discussed within each chapter to recognizable examples from popular media sourcesdrawing clear connections between the theoretical elements and the theatrical portrayal of the criminal justice system. Original Photo Layout. Students can take a look inside the system with never before seen photos obtained directly from federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies. "show more

Table of contents

1. Crime and Justice in America. 2. The Substantive Criminal Law. 3. The Law of Criminal Procedure and the Rights of the Criminally Accused. 4. The Nature and Distribution of Crime and Its Victims. 5. Police Operations. 6. Issues and Trends in Policing. 7. The Dynamics of the Criminal Court. 8. Pretrial Procedures: Bail, Pretrial Hearings, and Plea Bargaining. 9. The Criminal Trial. 10. Sentencing, Appeals, and the Death Penalty. 11. Jails and Detention. 12. Correctional Institutions. 13. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections. 14. Juvenile Justice. 15. Drugs, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System.show more

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