Making Sense of Criminal Justice: Policies and Practices

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Rather than providing students with "the answers," Making Sense of Criminal Justice, Second Edition, challenges them to think critically about how the criminal justice system deals with difficult situations--such as the use of force by the police--and offers a framework for lively classroom discussions and debates.

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G. Larry Mays is Regents Professor Emeritus in the Criminal Justice Department at New Mexico State University.

Rick Ruddell is Professor and Law Foundation Chair in Police Studies in the Justice Studies Department at the University of Regina, Canada.

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"Making Sense of Criminal Justice digs below the surface where most competing textbooks reside by not only examining what works, what doesn't, and possible explanations for each, but by also examining the means through which theory is filtered through structure and function to become policy, and how policy affects society."--J. Keith Akins, University of Houston-Victoria


"The approach of this book is refreshing. Rather than fitting the cookie-cutter mold, Making Sense of Criminal Justice focuses on using policy issues as a way of structuring the information. The authors have chosen some 'slam-bang' topics that students are most likely to be interested in."--Susan J. Siggelakis, University of New Hampshire


"Making Sense of Criminal Justice allows students and professors to engage in fruitful discussions of the topics without too many of the writer's values jumping from the pages. It is an all-around good book."--Jennifer Kellman-Fritz, Eastern Michigan University


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