Criminal Justice in Action: The Core

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Cengage Learning, Dec 9, 2008 - Social Science - 496 pages
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Introduce students to the real world of criminal justice with CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 5th Edition, the most exciting, accessible and applied introduction to the field available today. Ideal for your fast-paced course, this brief paperback with its engaging magazine-like layout places students in the center of the action using vivid, up-to-the-minute stories and case studies to demonstrate the bedrock principles of the American justice system at work. With a strengthened focus on critical thinking, the fifth edition provides learning objectives, self-assessment tools and a multimedia study center so students can get the most out of the text. And for students pursuing a degree, the text provides a wealth of information on the field's latest career options. Combining the practical experience of Larry K. Gaines and Roger Miller's legal expertise with invaluable feedback from more than 100 reviewers and survey respondents, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 5e is organized and designed from the ground up to meet instructors' needs.
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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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