Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the Twenty-First Century

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9780133029857: Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the Twenty-First Century

THE bestselling four-color book/multimedia package in the field, this introduction to criminal justice provides a realistic description of the American criminal justice system and how it works—police, courts, and corrections. Using a three-pronged thematic approach, it provides an intricately woven picture of contemporary American criminal justice, assumes a forward-looking perspective that recognizes the importance of individual rights, social order, multiculturalism, and high-technology as they affect the day-to-day practice of criminal justice, and gives serious emphasis to terrorism as a crime. Incorporates the most authoritative, reliable, and current information, statistics, and court cases, and provides citations to online criminal justice mega-sources that are constantly updated. Features a variety of issues-oriented, career, and “the future” boxes throughout. An accompanying simulations CD features real-life scenarios based on actual U.S. Supreme Court cases that enable readers to put themselves in the role(s) of police officer, judge, probation officer, legislator, and corrections official. What Is Criminal Justice? The Crime Picture. The Search for Causes. Criminal Law. Policing: History and Structure. Police Management. Policing: Legal Aspects. The Courts. The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial. Sentencing. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections. Prisons and Jails. Prison Life. Juvenile Justice. Drugs and Crime. Multinational Criminal Justice. The Future of Criminal Justice. For those in law enforcement, the court system, corrections, juvenile delinquency, probation, parole, and private security.

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Using numerous real-life stories, court cases, statistics and explanations, this text provides a comprehensive introduction to the whole spectrum of contemporary criminal justice topics.

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This book was written in order to make the study of criminal justice interesting for students. Each chapter catches the students' attention by featuring a real life story which thrusts the student into the concepts contained in the text. The up-to-date material meshed with visual aids insures a complete understanding of the criminal justice system today.

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Schmalleger, Frank
Published by Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ (1994)
ISBN 10: 0133029859 ISBN 13: 9780133029857
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Book Description Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3rd Edition. Book is New, Crisp condition! Corresponds with Student ISBN # 013302895X. This is the Annotated Instructors Edition. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0133029859. ISBN/EAN: 9780133029857. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1560780549. Bookseller Inventory # 1560780549

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