9780073401515

Cj : Realities and Challenges

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073401515

  • ISBN10:

    007340151X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/11/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

CJ: Realities and Challengesencourages students to think critically about the realities and challenges of the criminal justice system. Using the text's framework of Observe, Investigate and Understand, students learn to recognize the myths and interpret the facts underlying the American criminal justice system and gain greater understanding of its complexities.CJ: Realities and Challengesbrings together the insights of an author team of practitioners and scholars to present a contemporary and realistic perspective on a vital institution in American Society.

Table of Contents

Crime, Law, and the Criminal Justice System
What is the Criminal Justice System?
Types of Crime
Causes of Crime
Criminal Law and Defenses
Law Enforcement
Overview of Policing
Policing Operations
Legal and Special Issues in Policing
Adjudication
The Courts
Pretrial and Trial
Sentencing
Corrections
Overview of Corrections
Jails and Prisons
Community Corrections
Special Issues
Understanding and Helping Victims
Juvenile Justice
Contemporary Challenges
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