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Critical Issues in Criminal Justice



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More than an edited work, this book contextualizes current events within the criminal justice literature. Highlighting a variety of high-interest issues, it shows readers how recent happenings relate to criminal justice studies. Lively commentary accompanies each article and introduces each section-and essay questions challenge readers to engage in discussion and debate. Closely aligned to most introductory texts, this book introduces readers to major issues in the field and helps them understand how they fit within the context of crime and justice.

Author Biography

Ronald G. Burns is an Associate Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Texas Christian University. He is the author or editor of five books and over 35 journal articles and book chapters. His research interests include criminal case processing, corporate deviance, environmental crimes, and policing issues. Recent publications include articles in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, the Journal of Criminal Justice, and Crime and Delinquency.

Table of Contents

ldquo;Foundational Issuesrdquo;
Introduction to Section I ldquo;The Case of the Unsolved Crime Declinerdquo;
ldquo;The New Math on Crimerdquo;
ldquo;Neuroscience and the Lawrdquo
ldquo;Ill Winds: The Chemical Plant Next Doorrdquo
ldquo;Chasing my Stolen Bicyclerdquo
ldquo;Virginia Tech Shooting Leaves 33 Deadrdquo; Christine Hauser and Anahad Orsquo;Connor
ldquo;Duke Lacrosse Players Relieved Case has lsquo;Closurersquo;rdquo;
The Associated Press ldquo;O.J. Simpsonrsquo;s Book and TV Special are Canceledrdquo
Introduction to Section II ldquo;Help Wantedrdquo
ldquo;Katrina, One Year Laterhellip;rdquo
ldquo;Super Bowl XXXIX: The Successful Response of the FBI and its Partnersrdquo
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