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 ...show moretion 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:
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