9780205489077

Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction

Fagin, James A.

ISBN 10: 0205489079 / 0-205-48907-9
ISBN 13: 9780205489077
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
About this title:
Synopsis:

A 12-chapter, paperback brief text that is realistic, applied and practical.

 

Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction is a realistic, applied, and practical text, which introduces students to the real world of criminal justice.

 

Fagin uses clear and simple examples drawn from decades of experience to bring criminal justice alive for students. With a clear and readable style, the author places the criminal justice system in the broader context of American government. 

 

James Fagin is a recognized educator in the administration of justice; an expert in areas of contemporary concern, such as transnational terrorism, computer crime, and computer technologies in criminal justice; and has hands-on experience in law enforcement.


From the Back Cover:

Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction is an applied and realistic text, which

introduces students to the real world of criminal justice while covering the

entire criminal justice system in a brief manageable 12 chapter format. Fagin

uses clear and simple examples drawn from decades of experience to bring

criminal justice alive for students. With a readable style, the author places

the criminal justice system in the broader context of American government.

 

A wealth of active learning, problem solving, and decision-making opportunities

throughout each chapter encourages students to think critically about real

situations and get involved as a citizen and pre-professional.

 

James Fagin is a recognized educator in the administration of justice; an

expert in areas of contemporary concern, such as transnational terrorism,

computer crime, and computer technologies in criminal justice; and has

hands-on experience in law enforcement.


About the Author:

Experience

 

James Fagin began his law enforcement career as a police academy student and became a commissioned police officer. He has worked with numerous local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies.

 

Expertise

 

James Fagin is an expert and consultant on transnational terrorism, computer crimes, and computer technologies in criminal justice. His other special areas of expertise include effective community policing, police recruitment, and police performance, including stress management.

 

Educator

 

He has taught criminal justice courses for almost 30 years and has been involved in ground-breaking  off-campus criminal justice education programs for Wichita State University. The American Society of Public Administration names him "Outstanding Educator" in 1996. Today he is the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at East Stroudsburg University and remains an active member of the John Harvard Society and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


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