Introduction to Criminal Justice

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Routledge, Mar 28, 2011 - Law - 576 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

* New edition includes updated statistics and an extended focus on theoretical approaches throughout the text

* New information and attention added on terrorism and homeland security issues

* An easy-to-access glossary offers a complete collection of essential terms in criminal justice
 

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Contents

Criminal Justice Perspectives
1
The Justice Process
37
Crime and Crime Control
69
Counting Crimes and Criminals
99
Police and Policing
131
Law Enforcement in the Criminal Justice System
165
The Criminal Courts
205
People and Problems in the Courts
239
Problems and Issues in Incarceration
345
Probation Parole and Community Corrections
379
Issues in Community Supervision
405
The Juvenile Justice System
435
Discharge and Developments
477
Glossary
519
Author Index
533
Subject Index
545

Sentencing The Goals and Process of Punishment
273
Incarceration
311

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