Criminal Justice: An Introduction

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Elsevier, 1997 - Political Science - 408 pages
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Criminal Justice: An Introduction is a complete introductory text for the most basic and widely-studied course in this subject area. Each chapter begins with behavioral objectives and a list of key terms. A variety of strategies are designed into the text to hold the attention of reader: key terms in bold lettering, side margin notes (containing interesting facts and challenging questions), boxed justice events and international perspectives, and over 80 photographs, tables and figures. Each chapter ends with applications that enable the student to apply the material to real life situations.
This text competes with larger books by offering a complete but succinct and less expensive introduction to criminal justice, which will be more manageable for community colleges and colleges with shorter terms. The instructor's manual will assist educators with special projects and test questions and answers. The accompanying disk challenges students with interactive exercises.
An excellent entry-level textbook for undergraduate criminal justice students.
Written by an instructor of criminal justice and security for over 20 years.
Includes an instructor's manual and a disk with interactive exercises for students.
  

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Contents

Criminal Justice and Victim Justice
1
Measuring Crime and Victimization
27
Criminal Law and Constitutional Rights
54
The Criminal Justice System
80
Police History and Structure
115
Police Functions Strategies and Legal Constraints
133
Police Issues
163
Courts History and Structure
196
Corrections History and Structure
261
Correctional Alternatives
284
Correctional Issues
309
Juvenile Justice
338
Your Future in the Criminal Justice System
366
Appendix
385
Glossary
386
Index
392

The Courtroom Work Group
214
Court Issues
236

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