Criminal Justice: Concepts and Issues

Criminal Justice: Concepts and Issues : An Anthology

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This cutting-edge anthology provides comprehensive coverage of the field of criminal justice. Each unit begins with a thorough introductory chapter, and brief introductions frame each chapter, putting the material into context for students. Thirty-six of these compelling essays are new to this edition and cover the following topics: * Guns and homicide rates * How genetics affect criminal behavior * Wrongful convictions * Community policing * Citizen complaints and problem officers * Challenges of transnational crime * Drug courts * Victim-offender mediation * Community prosecution programs * Difficulties in prosecuting domestic violence * Spirituality in probation * Preventing gang involvement * Do juvenile "boot camps" really work? * Parents and the control of juvenile delinquency * Addressing female juvenile offenders * The restorative model of justice * Explaining changes in crime rates The text also features helpful synopses of 100 leading justice-related and Supreme Court cases, as well as listings of professional organizations and information sources that focus on the field of criminal justice. Lively discussion questions follow each unit, and a subject index links topics directly to the chapters in which they appear. A completely revised, comprehensive Instructor's Manual/Testing Program is also available in electronic format.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 515 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 839.14g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0195332059
  • 9780195332056

Table of contents

UNIT I: CRIME AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA; UNIT II: AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT; UNIT III: AMERICAN COURTS; UNIT IV: AMERICAN CORRECTIONS; UNIT V: AMERICAN JUVENILE JUSTICE; UNIT VI: THE FUTURE OF JUSTICE IN AMERICA; APPENDICESshow more

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