Introduction to Criminal Justice

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Cengage Learning, Jan 5, 2009 - Social Science - 784 pages
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As fast-paced and vital as criminal justice itself, the Twelfth Edition of Siegel's INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE is an authoritative, comprehensive, solidly researched bestseller that sparks students' interest with its cutting-edge topics and gripping examples -- all presented with the author's trademark of exceptional balance and objectivity. With its new Careers in Criminal Justice feature in every chapter, new interactive online tools, provocative illustrations and examples, and a lively, to-the-point writing style perfect for today's students, this book guides readers through the intricate workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems; the concepts and processes of justice; and key policy issues. More student-friendly than ever, the Twelfth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE will engage students with its dynamic new visual design; even more real-world applications; updated coverage of current topics such as white-collar crime, terrorism, and cyber-crime; and new integrated multimedia resources for teaching and learning.
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About the author (2009)

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He then taught in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell for more than 26 years. Now a Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach online courses. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.

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