Criminal Justice in Action: The Core

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Social Science - 496 pages
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With gripping photos, an engaging magazine-like format, and riveting examples straight from today’s headlines, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 6e puts you in the center of real-world CJ action. Providing just the right depth of coverage, this succinct book uses vivid cases and current events to demonstrate the core principles of the American justice system at work. An expanded emphasis on careers illustrates the many opportunities available in the current market.
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Gains and Miller dumb down the history of policing and the injustices committed by police as well as the levels of corruption. They're also quite verbose; sometimes their examples confuse the situations and definitions--such as explaining the ruling of Terry v. Ohio, 1968 (in chap 6 right now). 

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I have not read this book, however the simple fact that "justin thurber" is written in print is enough to make me say, "STAY AWAY!". Nothing that contain that name deserves hard earned money to be used!

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About the author (2011)

Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement. Highly respected and well-liked in the discipline, he is also a former law enforcement officer whose experience has resulted in a book with powerful "cop appeal.

Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught intellectual property law, entertainment law, and other subjects. Widely published, his work has appeared in the INSURANCE COUNSEL JOURNAL, DEFENSE RESEARCH, CALIFORNIA TRIAL LAWYERS JOURNAL, ANTITRUST BULLETIN, WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW, and CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW. He has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES: LEGAL, ETHICAL, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT; THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES: ETHICAL, REGULATORY, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ISSUES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. He completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.

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