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The first and BEST-SELLING brief introduction to criminal justice text,Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction 8econtinues to offer instructors and students a trusted, authoritative and impeccably researched introduction to the criminal justice system in America. Now with a CJ careers feature and learning objectives aligned with end-of-chapter questions, the book provides both a streamlined and up-to-date look at this ever-evolving field. Known for its unifying theme, its unmatched timeliness and its coverage of the newest criminal justice trends and technology, this book has become THE standard by which all other brief texts are judged.
Table of Contents
|Crime In America|
|What is Criminal Justice?|
|The Crime Picture|
|Policing: Purpose and Organization|
|Policing: Legal Aspects|
|Policing: Issues and Challenges|
|The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial|
|Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections|
|Prisons and Jails|
|The Juvenile Justice System|
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