9780131719507

Criminal Justice Today : An Introductory Text for the 21st Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131719507

  • ISBN10:

    0131719505

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

The best-selling introduction to criminal justice text of all time,Criminal Justice Today 9/e, continues to set the standard with its hallmark features of theme, technology, and time. Comprehensive coverage and a loaded multimedia supplements package make this textbook easy to adapt to introductory criminal justice courses, proving the ease of use for both students and instructors alike. The strengths of the book rest in the application of theoretical perspectives to current real world activities related to criminal justice issues. New technology and cases are also incorporated, bringing the textbook and student together in current issues.

Table of Contents

Crime in America
What is Criminal Justice
The Crime Picture
The Search for Causes
Criminal Law
Policing
Policing: History and Structure
Policing: Purpose and Organization
Policing: Legal Aspects
Policing: Issues and Challenges
Adjudication
The Courts: Structure and Participants
Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial
Sentencing
Corrections
Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
Prisons and Jails
Prison Life
Special Issues
Juvenile Justice
Drugs and Crime
Terrorism and Multinational Criminal Justice
The Future of Criminal Justice
Bill of Rights
List of Acronyms
Glossary
Case Index
Name Index
Subject Index
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