Summary: The best-selling introduction to criminal justice book of all time, Criminal Justice Today, continues to set the standard with its hallmark features of theme, technology, and time. The strengths of the book rest in the application of theoretical perspectives to current real world activities related to criminal justice issues. New technology and cases are also incorporated, bringing the book and reader together in current issues. Broken up into five sections, this com
prehensive book addresses topics within crime in America, policing, adjudication, corrections, and special issues such as drug crime and juvenile justice.
Summary: The best-selling introduction to criminal justice book of all time, Criminal Justice Today, continues to set the standard with its hallmark features of theme, technology, and time. The strengths of the book rest in the application of theoretical perspectives to current real world activities related to criminal justice issues. New technology and cases are also incorporated, bringing the book and reader together in current issues. Broken up into five sections, this comprehensive book addresses topics within crime in America, policing, adjudication, corrections, and special issues such as drug crime and juvenile justice. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:10TH 09 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Prentice Hall, Inc. Published: 02/14/2008 International: No
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Part 1 Crime in America
Chapter 1 What Is Criminal Justice?
Chapter 2 The Crime Picture
Chapter 3 The Search for Causes
Chapter 4 Criminal Law
Part 2 Policing
Chapter 5 Policing: History and Structure
Chapter 6 Policing: Purpose and Organization
Chapter 7 Policing: Legal Aspects
Chapter 8 Policing: Issues and Challenges
Part 3 Adjudication
Chapter 9 The Courts: Structure and Participants
Chapter 10 Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial
Chapter 11 Sentencing
Part 4 Corrections
Chapter 12 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
Chapter 13 Prisons and Jails
Chapter 14 Prison Life
Part 5 Special Issues
Chapter 15 Juvenile Justice
Chapter 16 Drugs and Crime
Chapter 17 Terrorism and Multinational Criminal Justice
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