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An internationally recognized scholar and author, James A. Inciardi presents a solid overview of the structure, processes, and problems of the criminal justice system in the United States. Inciardi brings his significant field and research experience to bear on the revision of this successful textbook; his research background, his privileged access to national data, and his story-telling style of writing guarantee a unique perspective to criminal justice. The ninth edition includes many new "Famous Criminals" sections, added coverage on media and criminal justice, and updated exhibits that showcase research, historical perspectives, current events, and the viewpoints of victims in the criminal justice system.
Table of Contents
|The Foundations of Crime and Justice|
|"Criminal Justice" in America|
|Crime and the Nature of Law|
|Legal and Behavioral Aspects of Crime|
|Criminal Statistics and the Extent of Crime|
|The Process of Justice: An Overview|
|Police Systems in the United States: History and Structure|
|Enforcing the Law and Keeping the Peace: The Nature and Scope of Police Work|
|The Law of Arrest, Search, and Seizure: Police and the Constitution|
|Police Misconduct and Police Integrity|
|The Structure of American Courts|
|The Courtroom Work Group and the Right to Counsel|
|The Business of the Court: From First Appearance Through Trial|
|Sentencing, Appeal, and the Judgment of Death|
|From Walnut Street to Alcatraz: The American Prison Experience|
|Penitentiaries, Prisons, and Other Correctional Institutions: A Look Inside the Inmate World|
|Prison Conditions and Inmate Rights|
|Probation, Parole, and Community-Based Correction|
|Juvenile Justice: An Overview|
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