Crime and Justice in America: An Introduction to Criminal Justice / Edition 2

Crime and Justice in America: An Introduction to Criminal Justice / Edition 2

by Joycelyn Pollock
     
 

ISBN-10: 1437735126

ISBN-13: 9781437735123

Pub. Date: 06/06/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Crime and Justice in America offers a concise, affordable, and reader friendly full-color introduction to the criminal justice system. It explores the system in four sections: the criminal justice system as social control, law enforcement as social control, the law as social control, and corrections as social control. Widely respected author Joycelyn

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Crime and Justice in America offers a concise, affordable, and reader friendly full-color introduction to the criminal justice system. It explores the system in four sections: the criminal justice system as social control, law enforcement as social control, the law as social control, and corrections as social control. Widely respected author Joycelyn Pollock integrates issues that women and minority populations face in the criminal justice system throughout the text, as opposed to other texts that treat these issues separately. Each chapter includes a What You Need to Know summary and key terms section, review questions, Breaking News items, Web links, and exercises that help students apply the material to different jurisdictions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437735123
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/06/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
122,813
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AS SOCIAL CONTROL 1. Criminal Justice as Social Control 2. Crime in Society 3. Why Do People Commit Crime? SECTION II: LAW ENFORCEMENT AS SOCIAL CONTROL 4. Police in America 5. Police Operations 6. Policing and the Legal Process SECTION III: THE LAW AS SOCIAL CONTROL 7. Law and Society 8. Courts in America 9. Due Process: Arrest through Sentencing 10. Juvenile Justice and Corrections SECTION IV: CORRECTIONS AS SOCIAL CONTROL 11. The Function of Corrections 12. Pretrial Diversion and Probation 13. Prisons and Jails 14. Parole and Re-Entry 15. Looking Toward the Future: Criminal Justice in the 21st Century

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