Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005 - Law - 420 pages
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"Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction "6e continues to offer a trusted, authoritative and impeccably researched introduction to the criminal justice system in America. This book's freedom vs. safety theme, its unmatched timeliness, and its coverage of the newest criminal justice trends and technology helps readers think critically about the criminal justice system in a time when the issue of freedom vs. safety has never been more critical. The book's primary theme discusses the balance of freedom and safety between our society and the criminal justice system. Terrorism and security issues include up-to-date coverage of police terrorism response, including the most recent information on counter terrorism initiatives by America's police. Other hot topics include all the latest crime statistics, court cases, trends in the system and criminal justice news. Extensive coverage of technology and crime includes the latest law enforcement technology used to combat crime and technology used by criminals to commit crimes. Also includes extensive discussion of the juvenile justice system. For anyone with current or future criminal justice careers or those in law enforcement positions.

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About the author (2005)

Frank Schmalleger, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He also serves as director of the Justice Research Association, a private consulting firm and think tank, based in Palm Beach, Florida, focusing on issues of crime and justice.

Dr. Schmalleger holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and both a master's and a doctorate in sociology from Ohio State University with a special emphasis in criminology. From 1976 to 1994, he taught criminal justice courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, serving for many years as a tenured full professor. For the last 16 of those years, he chaired the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. As an adjunct professor with Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Schmalleger helped develop a graduate program in security management and loss prevention that is currently offered on U.S. military bases around the world. He taught courses in that curriculum for more than a decade, focusing primarily on computer and information security. Dr. Schmalleger also has taught in the New School for Social Research online graduate program, helping build the world's first electronic classrooms for criminal justice distance learning.

Dr. Schmalleger is the author of numerous articles and many books, including Criminal Justice Today (Prentice Hall, 2011), Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (Prentice Hall, 2010), Criminology Today (Prentice Hall, 2009), and Criminal Law Today (Prentice Hall, 2011). He is founding editor of the journal Criminal Justice Studies (formerly The Justice Professional ) and has served as imprint advisor for Greenwood Publishing Group's criminal justice reference series. Dr. Schmalleger is also the creator of a number of awardwinning Web sites (including and crimenews .info) and founder and codirector of the Criminal Justice Distance Learning Consortium, a project of the Justice Research Association.

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