Criminal Justice in Action

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The Fourth Edition of CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE does, indeed, place you in the center of the action! You'll learn about the field's latest developments right out of today's news. You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key criminal justice concepts. And you'll read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Every chapter in this book is a multimedia-linked study center, helping you to excel in the course.

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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."

Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law. As professor he has taught intellectual property law, entertainment law, and other subjects. A widely published and respected author, his work has appeared in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. He has authored or co-authored numerous authoritative textbooks on law, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES, BUSINESS LAW TODAY: TEXT & SUMMARIZED CASES, and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. He completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.

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"This is hands-down the most effective introductory text I have encountered, and my students love it. . . . It is the essential text for students who are being introduced to the field of criminal justice. Compressed, yet thorough, the text enabled me to address each area of the criminal justice system in a 16-week course. . . . My students enjoy the text because it is so accessible. They feel they are better able to master the material. . . . I do not have to use precious time in class reiterating the information contained in the chapters; rather, students are able to work through the subjects independently with the Web tools as a guide. . . . A very clearly written text."

"Interesting, accurate and timely presentation of terrorism and cyber crime. . . . Good, simple explanation of the court systems and the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and judges. . . . Good comparison of federal criminal courts and military courts; today most of us have several military students and this is helpful in explaining the differences in the court systems."

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