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.
Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement. Highly respected and well-liked in the discipline, he is also a former law enforcement officer whose experience has resulted in a book with powerful "cop appeal."
Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught intellectual property law, entertainment law, and other subjects. Widely published, his work has appeared in the INSURANCE COUNSEL JOURNAL, DEFENSE RESEARCH, CALIFORNIA TRIAL LAWYERS JOURNAL, ANTITRUST BULLETIN, WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW, and CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW. He has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES: LEGAL, ETHICAL, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT; THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES: ETHICAL, REGULATORY, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ISSUES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. He completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.
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.