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CJ 2012 provides a brief and affordable look at the criminal justice system. Taking a contemporary approach, it supports true understanding by focusing on the core concepts that matter most. Each chapter features a unified presentation that links learning objectives, text segments, media explorations and end-of-chapter summaries together. Moving beyond rote memorization, the book encourages active participation by providing conversation-starting pedagogy that involves students with the research findings and current events shaping the field.
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James A. Fagin is a professor of criminal justice studies at Lincoln College – Normal (LCN), located in Normal, IL. In addition to being a teaching faculty member, he serves as the program director for the criminal justice science program. He founded the criminal justice science Bachelor of Science degree at LCN.
Jim Fagin is a pioneer in criminal justice education and has been involved in innovated criminal justice education programs for nearly four decades. He developed one of the early models of statewide delivery of criminal justice undergraduate and graduate degrees. During the developing years of criminal justice education, Jim Fagin worked as a consultant and instructor for the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) to develop model criminal justice curriculum in research, administration and planning to promote quality nationwide education in criminal justice. These model curriculums were developed by an elite team of practitioners and educators and field tested throughout the United States.
Jim Fagin wrote some of the classical literature on computer crime, police bargaining and unions, presidential candidate security, domestic disturbance resolution, and hostage negotiations. These works emerged from active involvement with federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies.
Jim Fagin was a commissioned deputy sheriff and training officer and polygraph examiner for the Wyandotte County (Kansas) Sheriff’s Department and a Commissioned Reserve Police Officer in the Kansas City (Kansas) Police Department. He has worked as a consultant with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities. He served on the Kansas Victims’ Rights Commission to help establish the charter victims’ rights legislation for the state. . He assisted in the implementation of the first domestic disturbance response policy for the Wichita, Kansas Police Department. He has been a criminal justice professor, graduate dean, and college president. Presently he is a professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Lincoln College – Normal (Illinois). He received his B.A. degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.
Textbooks such as this are an ongoing work in progress, and the author welcomes communication and correspondence about his work. Dr. Fagin can be contacted at Lincoln College – Normal, 715 West Raab Road, Normal, IL 61761 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for using this textbook.
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