Criminal Justice in America

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/3/1998
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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
CHAPTER 2 The Criminal Justice System
CHAPTER 3 Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law
PART II Police 72(78)
CHAPTER 4 Police
CHAPTER 5 Police Operations
CHAPTER 6 Policing: Issues and Trends
PART III Courts 150(104)
CHAPTER 7 Courts and Pretrial Processes
CHAPTER 8 Prosecution and Defense
CHAPTER 9 Determination of Guilt: Plea Bargaining and Trials
CHAPTER 10 Punishment and Sentencing
PART IV Corrections 254(98)
CHAPTER 11 Corrections
CHAPTER 12 Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediate Sanctions
CHAPTER 13 Incarceration and Prison Society
CHAPTER 14 Release and Supervision in the Community
PART V The Juvenile Justice System 352(25)
CHAPTER 15 Juvenile Justice
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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