Criminal Justice in Action / Edition 5

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495505457
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/8/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 708
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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 heightens the book's real-world orientation.

Roger LeRoy Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. He has been on the staff of a number of universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught, among other subjects, intellectual property and entertainment law. He has published in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, and California Trial Lawyers Journal and has coauthored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES, BUSINESS LAW TODAY, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY.

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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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