Criminal Justice A Brief Introduction Plus NEW MyCJLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 6/21/2013
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The authoritative text in criminal justice.


The first and best-selling brief introduction to criminal justice text, Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 10e offers instructors and students a trusted, authoritative, and impeccably researched introduction to police, courts, and corrections. Designed with a new visual approach, this edition integrates graphic art with the important concepts and ideas of criminal justice. Its unifying theme, unmatched timeliness, and coverage of trends and technology makes this text the standard by which all other brief texts are judged. An interactive website along with author tweets (@schmalleger) extends chapter material and provides up-to-the minute information on this ever-evolving field.


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We are thrilled to announce the publication of Pearson's MyCJLab with CJ Search, an innovative online study tool for courses in the Criminal Justice discipline.


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Author Biography

Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he taught criminal justice courses for 20 years and chaired the university’s Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice for 16 of those years. In 1991 the university awarded him the title of Distinguished Professor, and the university named him Professor Emeritus in 2001.

Dr. Schmalleger holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University, having earned both a master’s (1970) and a doctorate in sociology (1974) with a special emphasis in criminology from Ohio State University.

As an adjunct professor with Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Schmalleger helped develop the university’s graduate program in security administration and loss prevention. He taught courses in that curriculum for more than a decade. Schmalleger has also taught in the online graduate program of the New School for Social Research, helping to build the world’s first electronic classrooms in support of distance learning through computer telecommunications. An avid Web user, Schmalleger is the creator of a number of award-winning websites, including one that supports this textbook.

Frank Schmalleger is the author of numerous articles and many books, including the widely used Criminal Justice Today (Prentice Hall, 2013), Criminology Today (Prentice Hall, 2012); Criminal Law Today (Prentice Hall, 2013), and The Definitive Guide to Criminal Justice and Criminology on the World Wide Web (Prentice Hall, 2009).

Schmalleger is also founding editor of the journal Criminal Justice Studies . He has served as editor for the Prentice Hall series Criminal Justice in the Twenty-first Century and as imprint adviser for Greenwood Publishing Group’s criminal justice reference series.

Schmalleger’s philosophy of both teaching and writing can be summed up in these words: “In order to communicate knowledge, we must first catch, then hold, a person’s interest–be it student, colleague, or policymaker. Our writing, our speaking, and our teaching must be relevant to the problems facing people today, and they must in some way help solve those problems.”

Table of Contents


1.      What is Criminal Justice?

2.      The Crime Picture

3.      Criminal Law



4.      Policing: Purpose and Organizations

5.      Policing: Legal Aspects

6.      Policing: Issues and Challenges



7.      The Courts

8.      The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial

9.      Sentencing



10.  Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

11.  Prisons and Jails

12.  Prison Life



13.  Juvenile Justice

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