9780534546663

Criminal Justice in America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534546663

  • ISBN10:

    0534546668

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/3/1998
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Intended for the Introductory Criminal Justice course, which is typically taught at the freshman or sophomore level and is found at both two- and four-year institutions in departments of criminal justice, sociology, and administration of justice.

This is the brief version of Cole and Smith's American System of Criminal Justice (see page 7), the first modern criminal justice textbook. This lower cost, shorter version still holds all of the hallmarks of "The Eagle": solid and balanced research within a social science context that takes into account the economic, political, sociological, historical, and philosophical implications of the criminal justice system. Written in an approachable manner, this text contains all of the necessary course material but in a less extensive fashion.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART I The Criminal Justice Process 2(70)
CHAPTER 1 Crime and Justice in America
2(23)
CHAPTER 2 The Criminal Justice System
25(21)
CHAPTER 3 Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law
46(26)
PART II Police 72(78)
CHAPTER 4 Police
72(21)
CHAPTER 5 Police Operations
93(29)
CHAPTER 6 Policing: Issues and Trends
122(28)
PART III Courts 150(104)
CHAPTER 7 Courts and Pretrial Processes
150(26)
CHAPTER 8 Prosecution and Defense
176(26)
CHAPTER 9 Determination of Guilt: Plea Bargaining and Trials
202(22)
CHAPTER 10 Punishment and Sentencing
224(30)
PART IV Corrections 254(98)
CHAPTER 11 Corrections
254(21)
CHAPTER 12 Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediate Sanctions
275(20)
CHAPTER 13 Incarceration and Prison Society
295(31)
CHAPTER 14 Release and Supervision in the Community
326(26)
PART V The Juvenile Justice System 352(25)
CHAPTER 15 Juvenile Justice
352(25)
APPENDIX A Constitution of the United States: Criminal Justice Amendments 377(1)
APPENDIX B Careers in Criminal Justice 378(5)
References 383(9)
Glossary 392(5)
Name Index 397(4)
Subject Index 401(5)
Credits 406

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