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Critical Issues in Crime and Justice - 2nd edition

Critical Issues in Crime and Justice (ISBN10: 0761926860; ISBN13: 9780761926863)
ISBN13: 978-0761926863
ISBN10: 0761926860

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0761926856
ISBN10: 0761926852

Summary: In an effort to respond to public fears of violence, terrorism, murder, and other victimizations, the components of the criminal justice system are constantly in flux. Since the 1994 publication of the first edition of Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, there have been many dramatic changes in the trends, policies, processes, and programs in the criminal justice system.

Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition provides a comprehensive examina
tion of current developments and controversies confronting the American criminal justice system. An overview of contemporary criminal justice trends provides the context for interpreting the critical issues raised throughout this engaging volume. Editor Albert R. Roberts and a prominent group of scholars and criminal justice professionals examine both the successes and failures of modern law enforcement, juvenile justice, the courts, and correctional systems.

This Second Edition has been extensively revised to include:
  • A review of current crime statistics
  • The growth of juvenile gangs and youth homicide
  • International perspectives on terrorism and counterterrorism
  • New data and perspectives on domestic violence
  • An examination of 21st-century homicide investigations
  • Significant issues in capital punishment
  • Innovations in probation and rehabilitation
Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition includes summaries of the latest government reports, legislation, legal remedies, research findings, program evaluations, journal review articles, and meta-analyses. This expanded edition contains numerous unique chapters on cutting-edge issues and topics. Chapter authors provide policy and model program examples, trend data, and timely case illustrations, to enrich the learning experience.

Developed for courses on Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, Special Issues in Criminal Justice, and Contemporary Topics in Criminal Justice, Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition is also an excellent supplementary text for introductory Criminal Justice and related courses.
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Summary: In an effort to respond to public fears of violence, terrorism, murder, and other victimizations, the components of the criminal justice system are constantly in flux. Since the 1994 publication of the first edition of Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, there have been many dramatic changes in the trends, policies, processes, and programs in the criminal justice system.

Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition provides a comprehensive examination of current developments and controversies confronting the American criminal justice system. An overview of contemporary criminal justice trends provides the context for interpreting the critical issues raised throughout this engaging volume. Editor Albert R. Roberts and a prominent group of scholars and criminal justice professionals examine both the successes and failures of modern law enforcement, juvenile justice, the courts, and correctional systems.

This Second Edition has been extensively revised to include:
  • A review of current crime statistics
  • The growth of juvenile gangs and youth homicide
  • International perspectives on terrorism and counterterrorism
  • New data and perspectives on domestic violence
  • An examination of 21st-century homicide investigations
  • Significant issues in capital punishment
  • Innovations in probation and rehabilitation
Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition includes summaries of the latest government reports, legislation, legal remedies, research findings, program evaluations, journal review articles, and meta-analyses. This expanded edition contains numerous unique chapters on cutting-edge issues and topics. Chapter authors provide policy and model program examples, trend data, and timely case illustrations, to enrich the learning experience.

Developed for courses on Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, Special Issues in Criminal Justice, and Contemporary Topics in Criminal Justice, Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition is also an excellent supplementary text for introductory Criminal Justice and related courses. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 01/02/2003
International: No

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