Criminal Justice in Action, 5th Edition / Edition 5

Criminal Justice in Action, 5th Edition / Edition 5

by Larry K. Gaines, Roger LeRoy Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495505447

ISBN-13: 9780495505440

Pub. Date: 01/04/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The fifth edition of CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION does, indeed, place you in the center of the action and help you excel in your criminal justice course! You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key criminal justice concepts and read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Concepts suddenly make sense to you thanks

Overview

The fifth edition of CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION does, indeed, place you in the center of the action and help you excel in your criminal justice course! You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key criminal justice concepts and read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Concepts suddenly make sense to you thanks to this edition's vivid straight-from-the-headlines vignettes at the start of every chapter. Choosing what's important to remember is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced from the start to the finish of every chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items. Thinking critically and writing aren't so intimidating with the guidance of new CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION, Fifth Edition, writing activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495505440
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/04/2008
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
708
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 1. Criminal Justice Today. 2. Why Crime Occurs. 3. Defining and Measuring Crime. 4. Inside Criminal Law. Part 2: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. 5. Law Enforcement Today. 6. Challenges to Effective Policing. 7. Police and the Constitution: The Rules of Law Enforcement. Part 3: CRIMINAL COURTS. 8. Courts and the Quest for Justice. 9. Pretrial Procedures: The Adversary System in Action. 10. The Criminal Trial. 11. Punishment and Sentencing. Part 4: CORRECTIONS. 12. Probation and Community Corrections. 13. Prisons and Jails. 14. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate. Part 5: SPECIAL ISSUES. 15. The Juvenile Justice System. 16. Homeland Security. 17. Cyber Crime and the Immediate Future of Criminal Justice.

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