Explaining Criminal Justice

Explaining Criminal Justice

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line illus.
  • 0195330315
  • 9780195330311

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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 *show more

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 SYSTEMshow more

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