9780078026515

Criminal Justice: An Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078026515

  • ISBN10:

    0078026512

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-22
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

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

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