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Criminal Justice-Text Only - 6th edition

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Edition: 6TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2003
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Criminal Justice-Text Only - 6TH 03 edition

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Joel Samaha

Edition: 6TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Designed to realistically fit in a one-semester course, this new Sixth Edition of Samaha's CRIMINAL JUSTICE does an outstanding job of covering the basics of the criminal justice system while challenging students to think critically about the important social issues in criminal justice. This text thoroughly prepares students for more advanced criminal justice courses, covering topics such as public police, courts, corrections, and private security and corrections. From a critical thinking point of view, Samaha introduces students to those professionals who work within the criminal justice system, covering subjects such as entrance requirements, education and training, promotions, and the discipline and removal of criminal justice personnel. This text also includes coverage of victims and offenders and addresses the questions: Who are the victims? Why are they victimized? What role do they play in criminal justice? Who are the offenders? And, why do they commit crimes? With a clear theme of decision making throughout the text, Samaha presents criminal justice as a decision making process - the Decision Making Paradigm - that is impacted by the decisions made by offenders, victims, police, prosecutors, courts, and corrections agencies. Leaner by nearly 40 percent from the previous edition, Samaha's conversational writing style keeps students engaged as he addresses serious, current topics from all sides, using clear examples and the latest available information and research.

Author Bio

Samaha, Joel : University of Minnesota

Professor Joel Samaha teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and The Supreme Court and the Bill of Rights at the University of Minnesota. He is both a lawyer and a historian whose primary research interest is the history of criminal justice. He received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Professor Samaha also studied under the late Sir Geoffrey Elton at Cambridge University, England.Professor Samaha was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1962. He taught at UCLA before coming to the University of Minnesota in 1971. At the University of Minnesota, he served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies from 1974 to 1978. He now teaches and writes full time. He has taught both television and radio courses in criminal justice and has co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in legal and constitutional history. He was named Distinguished Teacher at the University of Minnesota in 1974.Professor Samaha is an active scholar. In addition to his monograph, "Law and Order in Historical Perspective", which is an analysis of law enforcement in pre-industrial English society, he has transcribed and written a scholarly introduction to a set of criminal justice records in the reign of Elizabeth I. He has also written several articles on the history of criminal justice, published in Historical Journal, The American Journal of Legal History, Minnesota Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review, and Journal of Social History. In addition to Criminal Justice, he has written two other textbooks, Criminal Law, Seventh Edition and Criminal Procedure, Fifth Edition.

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