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This classic best seller, commonly referred to as "The Eagle", encourages students to become better citizens, to determine what Justice means in our society, and what role individuals play. This text examines criminal justice as an interdisciplinary endeavor, sharing elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. It challenges students to balance the mechanics and system of criminal justice with the human side of the story. Cole and Smith present an exciting and relevant introduction to the field of criminal justice. The text combines solid research and intellectual rigor in an approachable manner with detailed attention to current and compelling events to help students appreciate the many aspects of the discipline, and how they can participate in the system as citizens of the United States.
Table of Contents
|Part One: CRIME AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM|
|1. Crime and Justice in America|
|2. Victimization, and Criminal Behavior|
|3. The Criminal Justice System|
|4. Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law|
|Part Two: POLICE|
|6. Police Officers and Law Enforcement Operations|
|7. Police and Constitutional Law|
|8. Policing: Issues and Trends|
|Part Three: COURTS|
|9. Courts and Pretrial Processes|
|10. Prosecution and Defense|
|11.Determination of Guilt: Plea Bargaining and Trials|
|12. Punishment and Sentencing|
|Part Four: CORRECTIONS|
|14. Community Corrections: Probation ,Intermediate Sanctions, and Parole|
|15. Prisons: Their Goals and Management|
|16. Prison Society and Release|
|Part Five: THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM|
|17. Juvenile Justice|
|Appendix A: Constitution of the United States: Criminal Justice Amendments|
|Appendix B: Understanding and Using Criminal Justice Data|