Criminal Justice:a Brief Introduction, Update

Criminal Justice:a Brief Introduction, Update : A Brief Introduction

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For undergraduate Introduction to Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice, and Criminal Justice courses. Written by an author dedicated to making the subject of criminal justice interesting for students, this streamlined paperback focuses directly upon the crime picture in America and the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. It uses real-life stories throughout that are designed to capture and sustain the attention of its readers and guide them towards achieving a meaningful and comprehensive understanding of the concepts covered in this dynamic field of study. *NEW - All new 4-color design with incredible new photos, captivates student interest. *NEW - Updated statistics on crime, jails, prisons, probation, parole, and drugs, provides students with the most timely, relevant information. *NEW - Pincode access to CJNow Online Site, provides students access to e-book, career center, and research resources. *U.S. Supreme Court cases - Knowles v. Iowa; Wyoming v. Houghton; Minnesota v. Carter; Campbell v. Louisiana; Muscarello v. U.S.); Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole v.
Scott, provides students with the most up-to-date cases in criminal justice. *WebExtras! - Chapter-specific Internet exercises that lead students to relevant crime and justice sites on the Internet, provides students with up-to-date, real-time content. *Crime in the News Boxes - Includes the latest crime and justice news stories, gives students insight into the everyday workings of the justice system. *LibraryExtras! - Web-based suggested readings at the end of each chapter, provides students with free and current enrichment material. *WebQuests - End-of-chapter assignments built around the world wide web, engages students interest. *A dedicated website -, provides students with easy access to additional study questions for extra practice. Issues facing women and minorities - For those working in, or handled by, the todays justice system, makes the text relevant to the contemporary classroom.
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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 205.74 x 274.32 x 20.32mm | 975.22g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th Update ed.
  • 0130933503
  • 9780130933508

Table of contents

I. CRIME IN AMERICA. 1. What Is Criminal Justice? 2. The Crime Picture. 3. Criminal Law. II. POLICING. 4. Police Management. 5. Policing: Legal Aspects. 6. Issues in Policing. III. ADJUDICATION. 7. The Courts. 8. The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial. 9. Sentencing. IV. CORRECTIONS. 10. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections. 11. Prisons and Jails. 12. Prison Life. Appendix: The Bill of Rights. Index.
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