Perspectives in Criminal Justice

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Page Publishing, Nov 29, 2013 - Political Science - 144 pages

áIn Perspectives in Criminal Justice, author T.A. Garrison goes beyond the headlines, the courtrooms and the local news and into the heart of what makes the modern American criminal justice system tick. By delving into some of America's worst nightmares - the Oklahoma City Bombing, the case of Ted Bundy, and the shooting of Gabriela Giffords - she sheds light on how our police forces and court systems have evolved over the last century, and how much work there still is to do. See how forensics and DNA evidence have reinvented the entire field of detective work, and made degrees in technology almost as invaluable as instincts and interrogation rooms. With thought-provoking chapters on police departments versus private security; imprisonment versus rehabilitation and the battle against corruption, Garrison cuts to the heart of the matter to expose both the very best and the very worst of our justice system.

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About the author (2013)

áWith a strong background in criminal justice, T.A. Garrison decided to publish her first book of essays on research and writings from her undergraduate studies in that field. She attempts to change current foundations in which the criminal justice system is based upon, as well as seek to incorporate the perspective of the community through her writing. Now accredited with a Bachelor of Science, and a Master’s of Science in Administration of Justice and Security, she is pursuing a Doctorate in Organizational Management, as she currently works in the field of Industrial Security.

Over the four-year pursuit to finish this book, Garrison credits both her parents, Gerrell Wall, and her strong religious faith for inspiring her to continue writing. She also acknowledges the patience of her two sons, Ryan and Matthew, as she perused her various levels of education, and the mental and emotion support of her loving fiancÚ Stephen.

Born in Dinwiddie, Virginia and now residing in Colonial Heights, Virginia, Garrison continually enjoys researching in her spare time along with fishing, gardening, and spending quality time with family.

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