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Get in on the action with CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 5th Edition, the most exciting, accessible and applied introduction to the field available today. Ideal for a fast-paced course, this brief paperbackýwith its engaging magazine-like layoutýplaces students in the center of the action using vivid, up-to-the-minute stories and case studies to demonstrate the bedrock principles of the American justice system at work. With a strengthened focus on critical thinking, the fifth edition provides learning objectives, self-assessment tools and a multimedia study center so learners can get the most out of the text. And for students pursuing a degree, the text provides a wealth of information on the field's latest career options.
Table of Contents
|The Criminal Justice System|
|Criminal Justice Today|
|Causes of Crime|
|Defining and Measuring Crime|
|Inside Criminal Laws|
|The Police And Law Enforcement|
|Law Enforcement Today|
|Challenges to Effective Policing|
|Police and the Constitution: The Rules of Law Enforcement|
|Courts and the Quest for Justice|
|Pretrial Procedures and the Criminal Trial|
|Punishment and Sentencing|
|Probation and Community Corrections|
|Prisons and Jails|
|Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate|
|The Juvenile Justice System|
|Homeland Security and the Future of Criminal Justice|
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