Explaining Criminal Justice
Written by Lab, Williams, Holcomb, King, and Buerger, Explaining Criminal Justice is the first brief survey text designed for students entering the field of criminal justice who lack a criminal justice background. This primer's helpful shorthand presentation will be useful to students in a variety of ways: * Defines key terminology and issues in an easily understood format. * Offers a basic understanding of the component parts of the criminal justice system and how they interrelate. * Provides coverage of all major issues-plus a realistic overview of the criminal justice system. Each chapter features a list of key terms, brief discussions of the important issues under each topic, discussions of emerging issues and concerns in the field, references for all key topics, a brief bibliography, and appropriate website listings.
- Paperback | 190 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
- 11 Apr 2007
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- line illus.
The approach is excellent. How have we survived so long without this text? This is an excellent overview for students without a criminal justice background. * Olga Tsoudis, Wayne State University * I find this a novel and interesting approach, one that fills a gap in the available literature * how to introduce criminal justice to students whose major is not criminal justice. The book is well written, a reliable and solid contribution ... I strongly endorse it. * Occasionally someone comes along with a totally new idea for a book ... Lab, Williams, Holcomb, King, and Buerger hit all of the major topics in order to get uninitiated students up-to-speed in situations where they have not previously studied criminal justice. I like this approach. * Larry Mays, New Mexico State University *
Table of contents
CHAPTER 1: CRIME AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM; CHAPTER 2: THEORIES/EXPLANATIONS OF CRIME; CHAPTER 3: POLICING AND LAW ENFORCEMENT; CHAPTER 4: COURTS AND LEGAL ISSUES; CHAPTER 5: CORRECTIONS; CHAPTER 6: THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM