Criminal Justice

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-16
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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An internationally recognized scholar and author, James A. Inciardi presents a solid overview of the structure, processes, and problems of the criminal justice system in the United States. Inciardi brings his significant field and research experience to bear on the revision of this successful textbook; his research background, his privileged access to national data, and his story-telling style of writing guarantee a unique perspective to criminal justice. The ninth edition includes many new "Famous Criminals" sections, added coverage on media and criminal justice, and updated exhibits that showcase research, historical perspectives, current events, and the viewpoints of victims in the criminal justice system.

Table of Contents

The Foundations of Crime and Justice
"Criminal Justice" in America
Crime and the Nature of Law
Legal and Behavioral Aspects of Crime
Criminal Statistics and the Extent of Crime
The Process of Justice: An Overview
The Police
Police Systems in the United States: History and Structure
Enforcing the Law and Keeping the Peace: The Nature and Scope of Police Work
The Law of Arrest, Search, and Seizure: Police and the Constitution
Police Misconduct and Police Integrity
The Courts
The Structure of American Courts
The Courtroom Work Group and the Right to Counsel
The Business of the Court: From First Appearance Through Trial
Sentencing, Appeal, and the Judgment of Death
From Walnut Street to Alcatraz: The American Prison Experience
Penitentiaries, Prisons, and Other Correctional Institutions: A Look Inside the Inmate World
Prison Conditions and Inmate Rights
Probation, Parole, and Community-Based Correction
Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice: An Overview
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