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Essentials of Criminal Justice

Essentials of Criminal Justice - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-1111835569

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ISBN13: 978-1111835569
ISBN10: 111183556X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 13
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2013
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Essentials of Criminal Justice - 8TH 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-1111835569

Larry J. Siegel

ISBN13: 978-1111835569
ISBN10: 111183556X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 13
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2013
International: No

Master the ins and outs of the criminal justice system with ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Eighth Edition. With its cutting-edge high-profile cases, current research, detailed career information, and unique myth-busting theme, this bestseller equips you with a solid understanding of the modern criminal justice system.

Author Bio

Larry J. Siegel
Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. Growing up in the City, he became fascinated by the effects social forces had on human development and behavior. While attending the City College of New York in the 1960's, he came to the realization, at the tender age of 19, that he was destined to become a university professor. At CCNY, he was introduced to the study of crime and justice in courses taught by sociologist Charles Winick. His newly developing interest led him to attend the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany. He completed his Master's thesis there in 1970, undertaking a study of attorneys in the juvenile court process, and then completed his Ph.D. degree in 1975, conducting a study measuring the effects of the juvenile court process on the self-image of youth. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career in 1971 at Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught courses on juvenile justice, research methods, and statistics. After leaving Northeastern in 1980, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including more than a dozen books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal procedure and other topics. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.
John L. Worrall
New coauthor John L. Worrall is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics ranging from legal issues in policing to community prosecution. He is also the author of CRIME CONTROL IN AMERICA: WHAT WORKS? and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: FROM FIRST CONTACT TO APPEAL, co-author of POLICING TODAY, co-editor of THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE AMERICAN PROSECUTOR (SUNY Press, 2009), and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

Table of Contents

1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
2. The Nature of Crime and Victimization.
3. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
4. Police in Society
5. The Police: Role and Function.
6. Issues in Policing: Professional, Social, and Legal.
7. Courts, Prosecution, and the Defense.
8. Trial Procedures.
9. Punishment and Sentencing.
10. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
11. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
12. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
13. Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century.
14. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium: Terrorism and Cyber Crime.

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