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Criminal Justice in Action

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This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 1/1/2010.
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Vivid, visual, current, and featuring the latest information on CJ careers--every chapter of this book is a multimedia-linked information center! This best-selling book offers readers 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 evident in their coverage of contemporary topics, such as cyber crime and terrorism, their concentration on careers, and their expansive integration of technology throughout.

Table of Contents

The Criminal Justice System
Criminal Justice Today
Causes of Crime
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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