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Criminal Justice in Action : The Core

Criminal Justice in Action : The Core - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0495601609

Cover of Criminal Justice in Action : The Core 5TH 10 (ISBN 978-0495601609)
ISBN13: 978-0495601609
ISBN10: 0495601608
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 10
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2010
International: No

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Criminal Justice in Action : The Core - 5TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495601609

Larry K. Gaines and Roger LeRoy Miller

ISBN13: 978-0495601609
ISBN10: 0495601608
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 10
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE does, indeed, place you in the center of the action! You'll learn about the field's latest developments right out of today's news. You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key criminal justice concepts. And you'll read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Every chapter in this book is a multimedia-linked study center, helping you to excel in the course.

Author Bio

Larry K. Gaines
Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement. Highly respected and well-liked in the discipline, he is also a former law enforcement officer whose experience has resulted in a book with powerful "cop appeal."

Roger LeRoy Miller
Lead author Roger Miller is a skilled attorney and a talented writer who has a knack for keeping the book both interesting to students and as up-to-date as possible.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
1. Criminal Justice Today.
2. Causes of Crime.
3. Defining and Measuring Crime.
4. Inside Criminal Law.
Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
5. Law Enforcement Today.
6. Challenges to Effective Policing.
7. Police and the Constitution: The Rules of Law Enforcement.
Part III: CRIMINAL COURTS.
8. Courts and the Quest for Justice.
9. Pretrial Procedures and the Criminal Trial.
10. Punishment and Sentencing.
Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
11. Probation and Community Corrections.
12. Prisons and Jails.
13. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate.
Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES.
14. The Juvenile Justice System.
15. Homeland Security and the Future of Criminal Justice.