CliffsQuickReview Criminal Justice

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CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest subjects. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions.

Whether you need a course supplement, help preparing for an exam, or a concise reference for the subject, CliffsQuickReview Criminal Justice can help. This guide covers the criminal justice system in the United States, with coverage on police powers, citizens' ...

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Overview

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest subjects. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions.

Whether you need a course supplement, help preparing for an exam, or a concise reference for the subject, CliffsQuickReview Criminal Justice can help. This guide covers the criminal justice system in the United States, with coverage on police powers, citizens' rights, and criminal law. In no time, you'll be tackling topics such as

  • Rights consciousness and civil liberties
  • Legal defenses and justifications for crimes
  • Theories of punishment
  • The causes and costs of police corruption
  • Sentencing statutes and guidelines

CliffsQuickReview Criminal Justice acts as a supplement to your other learning materials. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review — you decide what works best with your needs. You can flip through the book until you find what you're looking for — it's organized to gradually build on key concepts. You can also get a feel for the scope of the book by checking out the

  • Contents pages that give you a chapter-by-chapter list of topics.
  • Tabs at the top of each page that tell you what topic is being covered.
  • Keyword in boldface type.
  • Heading and subheading structure that breaks sections into clearly identifiable bites of information.
  • "Great Debates" sections within each chapter.

With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are comprehensive resources that can help you get the best possible grades.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764585616
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: Cliffs Quick Review Series
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 673,080
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis E. Hoffman. Ph.D., teaches criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Chapter 1: The Criminal Justice System.

Chapter 2: Criminal Justice in the U.S.

Chapter 3: Crime.

Chapter 4: Criminal Law.

Chapter 5: Development of the American Police.

Chapter 6: Police Function.

Chapter 7: Police Powers and Citizens' Rights.

Chapter 8: Police Problems.

Chapter 9: Criminal Courts.

Chapter 10: Defendants' Rights.

Chapter 11: Prosecutors.

Chapter 12: Defense Attorneys.

Chapter 13: Sentencing.

Chapter 14: Prisons and Prisoners' Rights.

Chapter 15: The Juvenile Justice System.

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