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Criminal Justice Today : An Introductory Text for the 21st Century -With CD - 9th edition

Criminal Justice Today : An Introductory Text for the 21st Century -With CD (ISBN10: 0131719505; ISBN13: 9780131719507)
ISBN13: 978-0131719507
ISBN10: 0131719505

Summary: The best-selling introduction to criminal justice text of all time, Criminal Justice Today 9/e, continues to set the standard with its hallmark features of theme, technology, and time. Comprehensive coverage and a loaded multimedia supplements package make this textbook easy to adapt to introductory criminal justice courses, proving the ease of use for both students and instructors alike. The strengths of the book rest in the application of theoretical perspectives more to current real world activities related to criminal justice issues. New technology and cases are also incorporated, bringing the textbook and student together in current issues.

  • BEST SELLING Intro to CJ book of all time!
  • Thematic, timely, comprehensive coverage
  • CENTRAL THEME - how do our society and Criminal Justice system balance freedom & safety - helps students think about the criminal justice system in a time when FREEDOM VS. SAFETY has never been more important.
  • THEME - Individual Rights (FREEDOM) vs. Public Order (SAFETY)
  • TIMELINESS - Coverage of how CJ has changed in response to the ongoing threat of terrorism
  • TECHNOLOGY - Covered extensively in text and complete multimedia learning package

New To This Edition
  • NEW! -- CJ Ethics & Professionalism Boxes -- place an enhanced emphasis on ethics
    • Stresses the importance of ethical behavior for the criminal justice professional
  • NEW! -- New Juvenile Justice chart -- details the flow of events in the juvenile justice system
    • Gives students a dynamic visual & overview of the organization of the system
  • NEW! -- CD Extras -- An added CD that provides additional and in-depth coverage of important issues and background material found in text. Also includes full opinions of important U.S. Supreme Court cases found in text
    • Gives the students and extra CD to work with even more coverage of new text added materials
  • NEW! -- A global approach to the problem of terrorism -- shows its impact on policing, corrections, and the courts
    • Shows students where there are locations of terrorists organizations world-wide and their impact on every day aspects of criminal justice.
    • Even more NEW Freedom or Safety boxes - emphasizes important issues between individual rights advocates and those who seek more public order
    • NEW Homeland Security Era in Policing coverage which grew out of national concerns with terrorism prevention post 9-11 - how it effects Policing in the 21st Century
    • NEW coverage on Drug Abuse in the U.S. and economic costs - chapter 16
    • NEW - FBI's new information technology tools
    • NEW - coverage of the 2004 Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act - increased federal prison sentences for the use of stolen credit card numbers - chapter 2
    • NEW - coverage of the Innocence Protection Act of 2004 - new procedures for applications for DNA testing by inmates in the federal prison system - chapters 11 & 18 less

Edition/Copyright: 9TH 07
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 02/15/2006
International: No

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