Criminal Justice

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Pearson/A and B, 2004 - Law - 580 pages
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This innovative introductory text continues to focus on critical thinking and the media's influence on criminal justice. Albanese gives new attention to up-to-the-minute laws and policies related to the Patriot Act, as well as issues of technology, including crimes facilitated by the Internet, crimes occurring on the Internet, and identity theft. An experienced author, scholar, and past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Jay Albanese has received high marks his appealing style as well his skill at being comprehensive rather than encyclopedic.

Topics new to the third edition include:

  • Laws and policies related to terrorism and the Patriot Act, and their repercussions.
  • Crimes facilitated by the Internet.
  • Crimes occurring on the Internet.
  • Identity theft, America's fastest growing crime.
  • Issues surrounding DNA evidence, including the overturning of erroneous convictions and tracking inmates who are exonerated due to DNA evidence.
  • The changing victimization rates of women and the shift from domestic violence to human trafficking.

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About the author (2004)

JAY S. ALBANESE is Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). NIJ is the research and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. He is on leave from his position as Professor of Government & Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University. Jay received the Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Rutgers University and B.A. from Niagara University. He was the first Ph.D. recipient from the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. Dr. Albanese is author of seven books that include Criminal Justice (3rd ed., Allyn & Bacon, 2005), Organized Crime in Our Times (4th ed., Lexis/Nexis/Anderson, 2004), and contributor to Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3rd ed., Wadsworth, 2006). Dr. Albanese is Executive Director of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime ( He is a past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the White Collar Crime Research Consortium, and the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences. Dr. Albanese is recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award from the Sears Foundation (1990), and the Elske Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award from Virginia Commonwealth University (2001).

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