Crime and Justice in America: An Introduction to Criminal Justice / Edition 1

Crime and Justice in America: An Introduction to Criminal Justice / Edition 1

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593453337

ISBN-13: 9781593453336

Pub. Date: 01/01/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This text offers a concise, affordable and reader-friendly 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.

Designed with the student in mind, each chapter includes: "What You

Overview

This text offers a concise, affordable and reader-friendly 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.

Designed with the student in mind, each chapter includes: "What You Need to Know," highlighting key points for the reader; brief chapter outlines; review questions; vocabulary lists; and exercises to help students customize the material for different jurisdictions.




  • Each chapter has an outline, "what you need to know," photos, charts, jurisdictional exercises, web site links, and vocabulary words with definitions.
  • Chapter one introduces students to "how to write a research paper."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593453336
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(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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