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Criminal Justice: An Introduction offers a current, lively and thorough introduction to criminal justice. Students are easily drawn to the intriguing field with coverage of past developments, contemporary issues, and tomorrow's challenges. This edition offers new material on diversity in the Criminal Justice System to help students better understand the system from the perspective of women and minorities. Manageable in terms of size and price, Criminal Justice: An Introduction offers a concise and affordable option to your Criminal Justice course.
Table of Contents
1 Criminal Justice: Introduction and Overview
2 Crime and Criminals
3 Explaining Criminal Behavior
4 The Criminal Law
5 History and Organization of the Police
6 Police Functions and Police Culture
7 The Rule of Law in Law Enforcement
8 The Origin and Role of the Courts
9 Lawyers and Judges
10 Criminal Prosecution and Adjudication
11 Sentencing 296
12 Corrections: Yesterday and Today
13 Institutional Corrections
14 Alternatives: Community Corrections
15 Justice for Juveniles and Victims 396
Appendix - The Constitution of the United States of America: Amendments