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A flexible and cost-effective alternative to larger texts, Criminal Justice: The Essentials, Fourth Edition, covers all the fundamental issues faced by law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice, leaving detailed specifics and tangential topics to the discretion of instructors to cover in class.
With abundant examples--and just the right amount of sidebars and "highlights"--Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition, is an excellent resource for introducing students to the essential issues in the field. Visit the Companion Website for a wealth of student and instructor resources.
Steven P. Lab is Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice at Bowling Green State University.
Marian R. Williams is Assistant Chairperson of and Professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University.
Jefferson E. Holcomb is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Appalachian State University.
Melissa W. Burek is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Bowling Green State University.
William R. King is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University.
Michael E. Buerger is Associate Professor at Bowling Green State University.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Crime, Criminal Justice, and Policy 2. Issues of Law 3. Policing and Law Enforcement 4. The Court System 5. Institutional Corrections 6. Community Corrections 7. The Juvenile Justice System Glossaryusion Bibliography Index