9780133009798

Criminal Justice A Brief Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780133009798

  • ISBN10:

    0133009793

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-02
  • Publisher: Pearson
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The authoritative text in criminal justice. The first and best-selling brief introduction to criminal justice text, Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 10e offers instructors and students a trusted, authoritative, and impeccably researched introduction to police, courts, and corrections. Designed with a new visual approach, this edition integrates graphic art with the important concepts and ideas of criminal justice. Its unifying theme, unmatched timeliness, and coverage of trends and technology makes this text the standard by which all other brief texts are judged. An interactive website along with author tweets (@schmalleger) extends chapter material and provides up-to-the minute information on this ever-evolving field.

Table of Contents

PART I: CRIME IN AMERICA

1.      What is Criminal Justice?

2.      The Crime Picture

3.      Criminal Law

 

PART II: POLICING

4.      Policing: Purpose and Organizations

5.      Policing: Legal Aspects

6.      Policing: Issues and Challenges

 

PART III: ADJUDICATION

7.      The Courts

8.      The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial

9.      Sentencing

 

PART IV: CORRECTIONS

10.  Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

11.  Prisons and Jails

12.  Prison Life

 

PART V: THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

13.  Juvenile Justice

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