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Cengage Advantage Books: Criminal Justice in Action : The Core,9780495602606
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Cengage Advantage Books: Criminal Justice in Action : The Core

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5th
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9780495602606

ISBN10:
0495602604
Format:
Looseleaf
Pub. Date:
12/9/2008
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

Get in on the action with CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 5th Edition, the most exciting, accessible and applied introduction to the field available today. Ideal for a fast-paced course, this brief paperback?with its engaging magazine-like layout?places students in the center of the action using vivid, up-to-the-minute stories and case studies to demonstrate the bedrock principles of the American justice system at work. With a strengthened focus on critical thinking, the fifth edition provides learning objectives, self-assessment tools and a multimedia study center so learners can get the most out of the text. And for students pursuing a degree, the text provides a wealth of information on the field's latest career options.

Table of Contents

The Criminal Justice System
Criminal Justice Today
Causes of Crime
Defining and Measuring Crime
Inside Criminal Law
The Police And Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement Today
Challenges to Effective Policing
Police and the Constitution: The Rules of Law Enforcement
Criminal Courts
Courts and the Quest for Justice
Pretrial Procedures and the Criminal Trial
Punishment and Sentencing
Corrections
Probation and Community Corrections
Prisons and Jails
Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate
Special Issues
The Juvenile Justice System
Homeland Security and the Future of Criminal Justice
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