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Now in its ninth edition, Criminal Justice Essentials provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the major areas of criminal justice systems, focusing primarily on U.S. systems. This new edition includes the latest social science research data, recent legal cases and appellate opinion, up-to-date federal and state statutes, state and Congressional bills, and current events. Sue Titus Reid is an expert in the field with extensive teaching experience in undergraduate, graduate, and law school courses.

Author Biography

Sue Titus Reid, J.D., Ph.D., is a Professor at the Reubin O'Donovan Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. An accomplished scholar in both the social sciences and the law, her books include Crime and Criminology, Thirteenth Edition (2012); and Criminal Law: The Essentials (2009).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiv
Ancillariesp. xx
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
About the Authorp. xxiii
Introduction To Criminal Justice Systemsp. 1
Criminal Justice: An Overviewp. 2
Crime, Offenders, and Victimsp. 30
Entry Into Criminal Justice Systems: Policingp. 69
The Emergence and Structure of Police Systemsp. 70
Policing in a Modern Societyp. 104
Problems and Issues in Policingp. 154
Processing A Criminal Case: Criminal Court Systemsp. 195
Criminal Court Systemsp. 196
Prosecution, Defense, and Pretrial Proceduresp. 226
Trial, Sentencing, and Appealp. 274
Confinement And Correctionsp. 319
The History and Structure of Confinementp. 320
Life in Prisonp. 352
Community Corrections, Probation, and Parolep. 400
Juvenile Justice: A Special Casep. 447
Juvenile Justice Systemsp. 448
Amendments to the United States Constitutionp. 501
How to Read a Court Citationp. 506
Glossaryp. 508
Case Indexp. 521
Name Indexp. 524
Subject Indexp. 528
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