Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the Twenty-First Century
In a substantially revised eighth edition, Criminal Justice Today continues to set the standard by which all other introductory criminal justice textbooks are measured. The hallmark features that have made Criminal Justice Today the most widely read college criminal justice textbook form the core of this new edition. They include: A thematic approach that contrasts the justice system's twin goals of ensuring public order and safety while guaranteeing individual rights. The book's theme, present since the first edition, is more relevant today and continues to significantly influence the direction of American society. Timely content, including current issues such as efforts to enhance homeland security, concerns about restrictions on individual freedoms in the face of terrorist threats, corporate crime, identity theft, high-technology crime, and special issues such as policing an ever-changing multicultural society. A futures orientation, including a special chapter on the future of criminal justice that points the way to and helps students appreciate the unchanging foundation upon which American criminal justice rests. simple to stay abreast of the latest news, research reports, and government-sponsored studies of relevance to the study of criminal justice. The eighth edition also brings exciting new features to Criminal Justice Today. Among them are: Expanded police coverage, including an entirely new chapter on police organization and management. The criminal justice system's response to terrorism, including broad coverage of homeland security issues, the impact of domestic and international terrorism on criminal justice practices and procedures, individual rights in the face of enhanced security; and terrorism prevention, response, and control. Detailed coverage of corporate crime, including possible criminal activities of companies such as Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia, Vivendi Universal, Kmart, Global Crossing, Tyco International, and London-based auction house Sotheby's. Crime mapping, predictive, and enforcement technologies, including CompStat and CopLink software, wearable augmented reality devices, and biometrics. with special graphics provided by the Massachusetts State Police.
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