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Table of Contents
Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1. Crime and Criminal Justice. 2. The Nature of Crime and Victimization. 3. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure. 4. Criminal Justice in the New Millennium: Terrorism, Homeland Security and Cyber Crime. Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. 5. Police in Society: History and Organization. 6. The Police: Role and Function. 7. Issues in Policing: Professional, Social, and Legal. Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION. 8. Courts, Prosecution, and the Defense. 9. Pretrial Procedures. 9. The Criminal Trial. 11. Punishment and Sentencing. Part IV: CORRECTIONS AND ALTERNATIVE SANCTIONS. 12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice. 13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations. 14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison. Part V: JUVENILE JUSTICE. 15. The Juvenile Justice System.