Criminal Justice (with Study Card)

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This introduction to criminal justice features balanced coverage of the three major topics (police, courts, and corrections) with an emphasis on critical thinking and the medias influence on criminal justice. The third edition features new attention to current laws and policies related to the Patriot Act and terrorism, as well as new coverage of issues of technology, such as crimes facilitated by the Internet, crimes occurring on the Internet, and identity theft.

Table of Contents

Perspectives on Criminal Justice
Perspectives on Crime
What Is Crime?
Origins of the Criminal Justice System
The Nature and Causes of Crime
Defining Deviance
Thinking versus Acting
Mala in se, Mala Prohibita, and Criminal Harm
Criminalization of behavior
How Can Crime Be Explained?
Guns, Drugs, and Crime
Defining and Measuring Crime
What Are the Types of Crime?
How Are Violent Crimes and Property Crimes Classified?
Sexual Assault
How Are Crime Rates Determined?
Perpetrators and Victims of Crime
Who Are the Victims and Perpetrators of Crime?
Race and Ethnicity
Socioeconomic Status
Crime Profiling
Economic and Political Crime
What Is Meant by Economic and Political Crimes?
How Can White Collar Crimes Be Defined?
Why Is Computer Crime a Growing Threat?
How Does Organized Crime Operate?
What are the Impacts of Terrorism and Hate Crime?
Criminal Law
What Is Criminal Law?
Four Sources of Criminal Law
Limits on Criminal Law
How Did the American System of Law and Justice Develop?
How Does the Law Define the Three Elements of a Crime?
Characteristics of Criminal Acts
What Defenses Against Criminal Charges Does the Law Recognize?
What Are Some Concerns About Applying Criminal Law?
The Criminal Justice System
What Are the Agencies of Criminal Justice?
What Is Procedural Law?
What Is Involved in Criminal Court Procedure?
What Are Some Concerns About the Criminal Justice System?
Criminal Procedure and the Police
What Is the Role of Police in Criminal Procedure?
Reasonable Suspicion and Stop and Frisk
The Exclusionary Rule
The Good Faith Exception
Searches Without Warrants
Searches with Voluntary Consent
Plain View Searches
Searches of Automobiles and Their Contents
The Fifth Amendment and The Miranda Warning
The Public Safety Exception
Interrogations and Confessions
Impacts of Procedural Law on Law Enforcement
Origins and Organization of Law Enforcement
How Did Policing Evolve?
What Is the Organization of Law Enforcement?
Local Police
Who Are the Police?
What Are Some Concerns about Policing in the U.S.?
Issues in Law Enforcement and Police behavior
Is There Such a Thing as a Police Personality?
Myths and Stereotypes About Police
Three Styles of Policing
Current Research on Police Attitudes Toward their Jobs
Current Research on Police Attitudes Toward the Public They Serve
How Should Police Performance Be Evaluated?
Police Pursuits
Crime Response and Clearance Rates
Arrest and Conviction Rates
Community Service
What Are Some Forms on Police Corruption?
What Is Legitimate Use of Deadly Force?
"Fleeing Felon" and "Prowler Inside" Laws
Police Brutality
Origins and Organization of the Courts
How Were Criminal Courts Similar and Different in the Past?
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