Crime and justice are ever-present and often debated topics in modern society...How does the criminal justice system really function on an everyday basis? How do we, as citizens, interact with the system? Criminal Justice answers these questions while introducing the many facets of the U.S. criminal justice system in a logical, readily understandable manner. The reader will understand the complexity of the criminal justice system from the start of the process to the end, recognize controversies, and examine the breadth of the challenges faced by justice professionals. Criminal Justice goes beyond standard criminal justice publications by including Career Connections features that profile specific professions, Ethics and Professionalism vignettes that highlight real-life or hypothetical ethical dilemmas, Critical Thinking questions that invite the reader to discuss his/her thoughts and opinions, and Exhibits which are documents and legislation related to criminal justice topics. Written by a collection of experts in each of the fields of criminal justice, the comprehensive and interactive Criminal Justice: Develops critical thinking skills by presenting real world examples that highlight difficult choices faced by our society, the justice system, and those attempting to develop a clear and unbiased policy. Reduces the reader's bias on crime control by encouraging self reflection and encourages him/her to adopt alternative points of view and understand criminal justice issues from a variety of perspectives. Provides a balanced, full-scale perspective of the criminal justice system, supplemented by scholarly support from criminal justice experts, researchers, and theorists. Encourages robust, well-rounded discussions by including inherently controversial and political topics. Features 15 comprehensive chapters divided into 5 overarching sections: Overview of the Criminal Justice System, The Policing of Crime, The American Court System, The Consequences of Crime: Corrections, and Special Topics in Criminal Justice. Integrates online content within the textbook framework in a chapter-by-chapter format. Online learning material includes access to media links, interactive activities, PowerPoint presentations, flash cards, and test bank.
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Book Description Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111465206175