Introduction to Criminal Justice

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Elsevier, Apr 7, 2010 - Political Science - 630 pages
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This student-friendly introductory core text describes the criminal justice process in the United States outlining the decisions, practices, people and issues involved. It provides a solid introduction to the mechanisms of the criminal justice system, with balanced coverage of the issues presented by each facet of the process, including a thorough review of practices and controversies in law enforcement, the criminal courts and corrections.



  • Each chapter is enhanced by important terms, boxes, photos, and review questions.
  • Includes a glossary.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Criminal Justice Perspectives
1
Chapter 2 The Justice Process
37
Chapter 3 Crime and Crime Control
73
Chapter 4 Counting Crimes and Criminals
103
Chapter 5 Police and Policing
135
Chapter 6 Law Enforcement in the Criminal Justice System
169
Chapter 7 The Criminal Courts
209
Chapter 8 People and Problems in the Courts
243
Chapter 12 Probation Parole and Community Corrections
389
Chapter 13 Issues in Community Supervision
419
Chapter 14 The Juvenile Justice System
451
Chapter 15 Discharge and Developments
497
Glossary
541
Subject Index
571
Author Index
597
Table of Important Cases
611

The Goals and Process of Punishment
277
Chapter 10 Incarceration
315
Chapter 11 Problems and Issues in Incarceration
353
About the Author
613
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