9780495809821

Criminal Justice In America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495809821

  • ISBN10:

    0495809829

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Less expensive, shorter, and more approachable than most introductory titles on the market today, this bestselling book examines criminal justice from an interdisciplinary perspective, combining elements of criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. Cole and Smith encourage readers to become better citizens, to explore what justice means in our society, and to decide what role individuals can play in shaping that meaning. The authors challenge readers to consider both the mechanics of the criminal justice system and the human stories of people involved in the system. CRIMINALJUSTICE IN AMERICA, Sixth Edition, also includes a user-friendly and useful technology package, including a companion Web site.

Table of Contents

Crime And The Criminal Justice System
The Criminal Justice System
Crime and Justice in America
Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law
Police
Police
Policing: Contemporary Issues and Challenges
Police and the La?
Courts
Courts and Adjudication
Pretrial Procedures, Plea Bargaining, and the Criminal Trial
Punishment and Sentencing
Corrections
Corrections
Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediate Sanctions
Incarceration and Prison Society
Contemporary Issues In Criminal Justice
Reentry into the Community
Technology and Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice
Appendix: Constitution of the United States: Criminal Justice Amendments
References
Glossary
Name Index
Subject Index
Photo Credits
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