Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction / Edition 10

Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction / Edition 10

by Frank J. Schmalleger
     
 

Here it is! The new, full-color update to Frank Schmalleger's Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction. With the release of this fourth edition update, Prentice Hall has created the first, introductory criminal justice text limited only by your students` curiosity. It is a book without borders. Take a look at the following new features, all designed to give yourSee more details below

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Here it is! The new, full-color update to Frank Schmalleger's Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction. With the release of this fourth edition update, Prentice Hall has created the first, introductory criminal justice text limited only by your students` curiosity. It is a book without borders. Take a look at the following new features, all designed to give your students maximum learning potential in anew arid fun way. Schmalleger is changing the way introductory criminal justice is learned—again!

  • ALL NEW 4-color design!
  • Discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's year 2000 decision in Dickerson vs. U.S.
  • Expansion of the discussion about NIBRS (the FBI's new National Incident-Based Reporting System)
  • Refinements to the discussion about get- tough-on-crime legislation, specifically "three-strikes-and-you're-out" laws
  • ALL NEW crime statistics
  • ALL NEW prison and jail statistics
  • ALL NEW probation aura parole statistics
  • ALL NEW drug crime statistics
  • ALL NEW statistics involving women and crime and minorities and crime

All maintained in this UPDATE:

Web Extras! These built-in hyperlinks take students to, crime and justice-related Web sites. interspersed throughout every chapter, Web Extras! include the FBI's borne page, a virtual torn- of the U.S. Supreme Court, an in-depth history of the Columbine High School shootings, a special Macromedia Flash® presentation on "Crimes that Shaped the Twentieth Century," and much more!

Library Extras! These end-of-chapter; Web-based "additional readings' lead students to Web-documents that expand on materials and conceptsfound in the text in a new arid fun way. Included among the nearly 100 Library Extras! found in this edition are documents such as the new Challenge of Crime in a Free Society (1998), Perspectives on Crime and Justice (1999), and Race, Crime, and t!-re Administration of Justice (1999).

Web Quests! Found at the end of each chapter-, these Wets-based assignments are designed to teach students how to use the Internet to research topics and to find information in the criminal justice area.

Audio Extras! These chapter-specific audio introductions have been recorded by tile author to provide additional insight into the workings of the justice system, and are available to anyone with an Internet connection and free RealPlayer® or MediaPlayer® software. The fourth edition update includes new coverage of the Columbine High School shootings; the infamous hate-crime based Texas pickup truck dragging death; the killing of Amadou Diallo, the 22-year-old, unarmed black West African immigrant who was shot at 41 times by white members of the NYPD; the Michigan murder conviction of Nathaniel Abraham, who was 11 years old at tile time of the killing; the 1999 Wedgwood Baptist church shooting, and much more.

Available supplements include:

  • Your Criminal Justice Career: A Guidebook (ISBN 0-13-085204-X)
  • A comprehensive Student Study Guide (ISBN 0-13-093681-2)
  • State-specific supplements for NY, CA, IL, Fl., and TX
  • Miranda Revisited (ISBN 0-13-091103-8)
  • The Definitive Guide to Criminal Justice and Criminology an the World Wide Web (ISBN 0-13-091590-4)
  • Drug Bust and Murder One CD-ROMs (Drug Bust ISBN 0-13-754748-X; Murder- One ISBN 0-13-864026-2)

For Instructors:

An enlarged Instructor's Resource Guide, over 900 PowerPoint slides, expanded Prentice Hall/ABC News Video Library, and an improved Prentice Hall Custom Test database are just some of the new and updated features available to instructors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133009798
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/16/2013
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
69,244
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
Acknowledgments.
About the Author.

I. CRIME IN AMERICA.

1. What Is Criminal Justice?
Justice and Criminal Justice. American Criminal Justice: The System. American Criminal Justice: The Process. Due Process and Individual Rights. Criminal Justice and Criminology.

2. The Crime Picture.
Introduction: Sources of Data. The Uniform Crime Reports. The National Crime Victimization Survey. Emerging Patterns of Criminal Activity.

3. Criminal Law.
Sources of Modern Criminal Law. The Rule of Law. Types of Law. General Categories of Crime. Elements of a Specific Criminal Offense. Types of Defenses to a Criminal Charge.

II. POLICING.


4. Police Management.
Contemporary Policing: The Administrative Perspective. Scientific Police Management. Contemporary Policing: The Individual Officer.

5. Policing: Legal Aspects.
The Abuse of Police Power. Individual Rights. Search and Seizure. Arrest. The Intelligence Function.

6. Issues in Policing.
Contemporary Policing: Issues and Challenges. Professionalism and Ethics. Private Protective Services.

II. ADJUDICATION.


7. The Courts.
Introduction. American Court History. Pretrial Activities.

8. The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial.
Introduction. The Courtroom Work Group: Professional Courtroom Actors. Outsiders: Nonprofessional Courtroom Participants. The Criminal Trial. Improving the Adjudication Process.

9. Sentencing.
Crime and Punishment: Introduction. The Philosophy of Criminal Sentencing. Indeterminate Sentencing. The Rise of Structured Sentencing. Mandatory Sentencing. Truth in Sentencing. Federal Sentencing Guidelines. The Sentencing Environment. The Presentence Investigation Report . The Victim-Forgotten No Longer. Traditional Sentencing Options.

IV. CORRECTIONS.


10. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections.
Introduction to Community Corrections. What Is Probation? Probation and Parole: The Pluses and Minuses. The Legal Environment. The Federal Probation System. The Job of a Probation/Parole Officer. Intermediate Sanctions. The Future of Probation and Parole.

11. Prisons and Jails.
Prisons Today. Jails. Private Prisons.

12. Prison Life.
Realities of Prison Life: The Male Inmate's World. Realities of Prison Life: The Staff World. Prison Riots. Realities of Prison Life: Women in Prison. Prisoner Rights. Issues Facing Prisons Today.

Appendix: The Bill of Rights.
Index.

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