Criminal Justice in Action : The Core

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/9/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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The fifth edition of CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION does, indeed, place you in the center of the action and help you excel in your criminal justice course! You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key criminal justice concepts and read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Concepts suddenly make sense to you thanks to this edition's vivid straight-from-the-headlines vignettes at the start of every chapter. Choosing what's important to remember is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced from the start to the finish of every chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items. Thinking critically and writing aren't so intimidating with the guidance of new CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION, Fifth Edition, writing activities.

Table of Contents

The Criminal Justice System
Criminal Justice Today
Why Crime Occurs
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: The Adversary System in Action
The Criminal Trial
Punishment and Sentencing
Probation and Community Corrections
Prisons and Jails
Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate
Special Issues
The Juvenile Justice System
Homeland Security
Cyber Crime and the Immediate Future of Criminal Justice
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