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Criminal Justice in Action / Edition 7
     

Criminal Justice in Action / Edition 7

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by Larry K. Gaines, Roger LeRoy Miller
 

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ISBN-10: 1111835578

ISBN-13: 9781111835576

Pub. Date: 01/17/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The first introduction to criminal justice book developed from the ground up according to professor and student needs. Using feedback from over 100 reviewers and over 400 survey respondents, Gaines/Kaune/Miller have written a book that provides everything the introductory level student needs to know using a framework of up-to-the-minute examples of policy and

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The first introduction to criminal justice book developed from the ground up according to professor and student needs. Using feedback from over 100 reviewers and over 400 survey respondents, Gaines/Kaune/Miller have written a book that provides everything the introductory level student needs to know using a framework of up-to-the-minute examples of policy and applications from today's news. Cutting-edge research combined with accessible discussions of theory create a foundation for the student without being overwhelming. With a special focus on careers, the student will not only be able to make informed decisions about issues within the criminal justice system but will also make informed career choices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111835576
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/17/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: The Criminal Justice System.1. Criminal Justice Today.2. Measuring and Explaining Crime.3. Criminal Law.Part Two: The Police.4. Police: Agents of Law and Order.5. Policing: Organization and Strategies.6. Police and the Rule of Law.7. Challenges to Effective Policing.Part Three: 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 Four: Corrections.12. Probation and Community Corrections.13. Prisons and Jails.14. Life Behind Bars.15. Reentry into Society.Part Five: Special Issues:16. The Juvenile Justice System.17. The On-Going War Against Illegal Drugs.18. Diversity Issues in the Criminal Justice System.

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