9780534568085

Criminal Justice in Action

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534568085

  • ISBN10:

    0534568084

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/17/1999
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Vivid, visual, current, and featuring the newest CJ careers--every chapter of this text is a multimedia-linked study center! This best-selling text offers students a clear and practical overview of the criminal justice system by combining cutting-edge research with accessible discussions of theory and up-to-the-minute examples of policy and application from today's news. Gaines and Miller take an applied approach that is visible in their coverage of contemporary topics, such as cyber crime and terrorism, their concentration on careers, and their expansive integration of technology. Also, Criminal Justice in Action can be packaged with interactive learning aids such as the new Criminal JusticeNow--a Web-based, intelligent study system and JoinIn content for Response Systems tailored to the text.

Table of Contents

Part One The Criminal Justice System 1(110)
Criminal Justice Today
2(34)
Criminal Justice in Action Crime and the Media
28(8)
Measuring and Explaining Crime
36(38)
Criminal Justice in Action The Growing Role of the Victim
64(10)
Criminal Law
74(37)
Criminal Justice in Action Terrorism and American Criminal Law
104(7)
Part Two The Police 111(156)
Police: Agents of Law and Order
112(38)
Criminal Justice in Action Police and Gun Control
142(8)
Policing: Organizations and Strategies
150(44)
Criminal Justice in Action The DNA Revolution
186(8)
Police and the Rule of Law
194(38)
Criminal Justice in Action Constitutional Handcuffs?
224(8)
Challenges to Effective Policing
232(35)
Criminal Justice in Action Police in the Media: Good Guys or Bad?
258(9)
Part Three Criminal Courts 267(148)
Courts and the Quest for Justice
268(32)
Criminal Justice in Action Is Justice for Sale?
294(6)
Pretrial Procedures: The Adversary System in Action
300(36)
Criminal Justice in Action Legal Ethics on Trial: Defending the Guilty
328(8)
The Criminal Trial
336(38)
Criminal Justice in Action Cameras in the Courtroom: Is Justice Served?
366(8)
Punishment and Sentencing
374(41)
Criminal Justice in Action Victims and Retribution
406(9)
Part Four Corrections 415(144)
Probation and Community Corrections
416(36)
Criminal Justice in Action Boot Camps: Do They Work?
442(10)
Prisons and Jails
452(36)
Criminal Justice in Action The End of the Line: Supermax Prisons
478(10)
Life Behind Bars
488(34)
Criminal Justice in Action Back on the Chain Gang
514(8)
Reentry into Society
522(37)
Criminal Justice in Action Protecting the Community from Sex Offenders
550(9)
Part Five Special Issues 559(101)
The Juvenile Justice System
560(36)
Criminal Justice in Action Gangs and Guns
588(8)
The Ongoing War against Illegal Drugs
596(36)
Criminal Justice in Action The Global Drug War
622(10)
Diversity Issues in the Criminal Justice System
632(28)
Criminal Justice in Action Hate Crimes and the Law
660(1)
Glossary
Index of Cases
Name Index
Subject Index

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