Criminal Justice and Criminology: Terms, Concepts, and Cases

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University Press of America, 2007 - Reference - 301 pages
This dictionary contains criminal justice terms, criminological concepts, and over 100 cases decided by courts in the federal system, including the United States Supreme Court. These cases address aspects of criminal procedures, as well as individual rights in the U.S. Constitution related to the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Using professional terms in an easy-to-read format, this book will provide the reader with a clear understanding of past and present concepts, terms, and case laws that are related to criminal justice and criminology. It serves as a perfect text for criminal justice and criminology programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. It can also be used as a supplemental adoption for these programs since most texts are written in an esoteric manner.

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James F. Anderson is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at East Carolina University. He received his M.A. in Criminology from Alabama State University and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. His areas of research interests include police liability, criminal procedure, crime and public health, criminological theory, and legal aspects of criminal justice. He has published several articles and five books. Chief among them are Legal Rights of Prisoners: Cases and Comments and Criminological Theories: Understanding Crime in America. Laronistine Dyson is the Midwest training manager for an internationally based company specializing in banking and mortgages. She received her M.A. in Interpersonal and Public Communication from Bowling Green State University. She has published over twenty-five criminal justice-related articles and five books. Some of her research interests include healthcare's effects on the criminal justice system, prisoners' rights, and criminal procedure. Adam Langsam is Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Texas. He also studied at the George J. Beto School of Criminal Justice in Huntsville, Texas. His research interests include corrections, drugs and society, and consensual crime. He is published in the areas of female gangs and child sexual abuse, and is currently involved in a study measuring police morale. Willie Brooks, Jr. is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Houston at Victoria. He received his M.A. in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University. He is currently a doctoral fellow at Prairie View A&M University in the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology. He lectures and researches in the areas of juvenile justice, criminological theory, gangs, law enforcement, courts, and criminal procedures. He has published several articles.

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