Criminal Justice in Action

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9781285459073: Criminal Justice in Action

The Eighth Edition of CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION places you in the center of the action and helps you learn about criminal justice. You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key concepts and read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Chapter material will make sense, thanks to straight-from-the-headlines vignettes that begin every chapter. Knowing what's important is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced throughout the chapter.

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Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement. Highly respected and well-liked in the discipline, he is also a former law enforcement officer whose experience has resulted in a book with powerful "cop appeal."

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Part I: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 1. Criminal Justice Today. 2. Causes of Crime. 3. Defining and Measuring Crime. 4. Inside Criminal Law. Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. 5. Law Enforcement Today. 6. Challenges to Effective Policing. 7. POLICE AND THE CONSTITUTION: RULES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. Part III: CRIMINAL COURTS. 8. Courts and the Quest for Justice. 9. Pretrial Procedures: The Adversary System in Action. 10. The Criminal Trail. 11. Punishment and Sentencing. Part IV: CORRECTIONS. 12. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections. 13. Prisons and Jails. 14. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate. Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES. 15. The Juvenile Justice System. 16. Today's Challenges: Cyber Crime, White Collar Crime, and International Terrorism.

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