Congressional Quarterly's desk reference on American criminal justice
This new reference work provides basic information, descriptions, and explanations of how laws governing criminal behavior are made and enforced, and corrections for those who violate criminal law.-- Where do police get their power over citizens?-- What is the difference between parole and probation?-- Who polices the police?-- What is the recidivism rate for prisoners?Answers to these and over 500 more questions are found in CQ's Desk Reference on American Criminal Justice by Patricia G. Barnes. With the companion volume, CQ's Desk Reference on American Courts, also by Barnes, your library will have a complete reference collection on the American legal system.CQ's Desk Reference on American Criminal Justice is the only book in a reference format that provides quick access and easy-to-find information for students and citizens who need to acquire a basic and comprehensive understanding of our system of law enforcement, courts in the context of criminal law, and corrections. Supporting the curriculum for criminal justice as it is studied in American government, history, and law enforcement courses in high schools and colleges, this reference volume will also cover any questions your patrons and students may have on public issues such as police brutality, prison reform, and juvenile justice.
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