Criminal Justice: Brief Edition

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Written by an experienced author, professor, and past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Criminal Justice: Brief Edition addresses the fundamental issues of criminal justice in the United States. Jay Albanese uses the over-arching themes of violent crime and divergent interests to explain the links among the people, laws, agencies, and processes that comprise the criminal justice system. This brief edition is a perfect option for readers who enjoy the quality and range of options found in the big book, but want something more compact. Anyone interested in gaining a broad understanding of the criminal justice system.

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Criminal Justice, 4/E

Jay S. Albanese, Virginia Commonwealth University

ISBN-10:      0205499090

 

 Albanese’s Criminal Justice, 4th edition is a thorough introduction to the field of criminal justice. In addition the major concepts, this text focuses on critical thinking as well as the media's influence on both criminal justice and the public's perception of criminal justice.

 

Albanese gives new attention to up-to-the-minute laws and policies related to crime, search and seizure, and operations of the criminal justice system.  The text examines cutting-edge issues of technology, including crimes facilitated by the Internet and identity theft. 

 

An experienced author, scholar, and past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Jay Albanese has received high marks for his appealing narrative style and comprehensive style.

 

About the Author:

JAY S. ALBANESE is Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).  NIJ is the research and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justice.  He is on leave from his position as Professor of Government & Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Jay received the Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Rutgers University and B.A. from Niagara University.  He was the first Ph.D. recipient from the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice.  Dr. Albanese is author of seven books that include Criminal Justice (3rd ed., Allyn & Bacon, 2005), Organized Crime in Our Times (4th ed., Lexis/Nexis/Anderson, 2004), and contributor to Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3rd ed., Wadsworth, 2006).  Dr. Albanese is Executive Director of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (www.iasoc.net).  He is a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the White Collar Crime Research Consortium, and the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences.  Dr. Albanese is recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award from the Sears Foundation (1990), and the Elske Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award from Virginia Commonwealth University (2001).

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