Criminal Justice: The Essentials

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A flexible and cost-effective alternative to larger, overwhelming texts, Criminal Justice: The Essentials, Third Edition, covers all the fundamental issues faced by law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice, leaving detailed specifics and tangential topics to the discretion of instructors to cover in class.

Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition features:

* Discussion of many new topics including private corrections, restorative justice, and fiscal austerity in the criminal justice system

* Revised and updated coverage of criminal liability, cybercrime, contemporary community corrections, juvenile delinquency, and emerging issues in criminal justice

* Strong pedagogy throughout including "Web Activities" and additional critical-thinking exercises

* An updated Companion Website containing study guides and self-quizzes, suggested websites and resources, and more (www.oup.com/us/lab)

* An updated Instructor's Resource CD with a test bank, suggestions for activities, sample syllabi, and more (available to adopting instructors)

With abundant examples--and just the right amount of sidebars and "highlights"--Criminal Justice, Third Edition, is an excellent resource for helping students to determine the most important issues in the field.

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Steven P. Lab (Ph.D., Criminology, Florida State University, 1982) has been a member of the Criminal Justice faculty at Bowling Green State University since 1987 and is currently Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Program and Chair of the Department of Human Services. Dr. Lab is a nationally recognized expert in the area of crime prevention and is the author of Crime Prevention: Approaches, Practices and Evaluations, Fifth Edition. His research interests also include juvenile delinquency, school crime, and victims of crime. He is the author of over three dozen articles or book chapters and author or editor of 5 books. He has also served as editor of the Journal of Crime and Justice. Dr. Lab is a regular consultant for the National Institute of Justice on research and funding activities in the areas of crime prevention, community policing, school crime, gang behavior and interventions, and police partnerships to address crime. He is currently leading an effort to develop a 5-year strategic plan to direct NIJ funding in the area of crime prevention. Dr. Lab is a Past President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and has served in many other capacities for ACJS, the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, the Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Educators, and the Police Section of ACJS.

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"This is clearly the best introductory textbook I have ever read. It is brief and inexpensive, yet comprehensive. Oftentimes, students become overwhelmed by all the 'extras' and scientific jargon. While those things have their place and purpose, the purpose of an introductory class is to teach
introductory concepts. The writing style used is perfect for an introductory text, presenting information in an almost conversational tone that makes it very accessible to introductory students."--Chad Loes, Mount Mercy College
"I like the premise that a readable, succinct test may be more useful to students than an encyclopedia. The approach of reviewing general concepts and then providing specific examples works well. This text is written in a straightforward style and will be comfortable for student readers."--Lynn
Monahan, University of New Haven
"This is clearly the best introductory textbook I have ever read. It is brief and inexpensive, yet comprehensive. Oftentimes, students become overwhelmed by all the 'extras' and scientific jargon. While those things have their place and purpose, the purpose of an introductory class is to teach
introductory concepts. The writing style used is perfect for an introductory text, presenting information in an almost conversational tone that makes it very accessible to introductory students."--Chad Loes, Mount Mercy College
"I like the premise that a readable, succinct text may be more useful to students than an encyclopedia. The approach of reviewing general concepts and then providing specific examples works well. This text is written in a straightforward style and will be comfortable for student readers."--Lynn
Monahan, University of New Haven
"This is clearly the best introductory textbook I have ever read. It is brief and inexpensive, yet comprehensive. Oftentimes, students become overwhelmed by all the 'extras' and scientific jargon. While those things have their place and purpose, the purpose of an introductory class is to teach introductory concepts. The writing style used is perfect for an introductory text, presenting information in an almost conversational tone that makes it very accessible to introductory students."--Chad Loes, Mount Mercy College
"I like the premise that a readable, succinct text may be more useful to students than an encyclopedia. The approach of reviewing general concepts and then providing specific examples works well. This text is written in a straightforward style and will be comfortable for student readers."--Lynn Monahan, University of New Haven
"This is clearly the best introductory textbook I have ever read. It is brief and inexpensive, yet comprehensive. Oftentimes, students become overwhelmed by all the 'extras' and scientific jargon. While those things have their place and purpose, the purpose of an introductory class is to teach introductory concepts. The writing style used is perfect for an introductory text, presenting information in an almost conversational tone that makes it very accessible to introductory students."--Chad Loes, Mount Mercy College
"I like the premise that a readable, succinct text may be more useful to students than an encyclopedia. The approach of reviewing general concepts and then providing specific examples works well. This text is written in a straightforward style and will be comfortable for student readers."--Lynn Monahan, University of New Haven
"The simple and straightforward approach of Criminal Justice: The Essentials, Third Edition, is both its strength and its charm! The book does a fantastic job of presenting the essentials without glitzing up the content with all the boxes and repetitive summaries found in other texts. Plus, it's affordable to students."
--David Weiss, Fitchburg State University


"The authors have done a great job with this book. The information they present is specific enough to cover all necessary aspects of an introductory course, yet broad enough to allow professors some room to add supplemental material wherever they choose."
--Mike Bush, Northern Kentucky University


"Well researched and well written. The book has the big advantage of being written in a manner that's free from political and ideological posturing."
--James Chriss, Cleveland State University


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