Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction / Edition 1

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Overview

Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction is an applied and realistic text, which

introduces students to the real world of criminal justice while covering the

entire criminal justice system in a brief manageable 12 chapter format. Fagin

uses clear and simple examples drawn from decades of experience to bring

criminal justice alive for students. With a readable style, the author places

the criminal justice system in the broader context of American government.

A wealth of active learning, problem solving, and decision-making opportunities

throughout each chapter encourages students to think critically about real

situations and get involved as a citizen and pre-professional.

James Fagin is a recognized educator in the administration of justice; an

expert in areas of contemporary concern, such as transnational terrorism,

computer crime, and computer technologies in criminal justice; and has

hands-on experience in law enforcement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205489077
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 12/21/2006
  • Series: MyCrimeLab Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 8.53 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Experience

James Fagin began his law enforcement career as a police academy student and became a commissioned police officer. He has worked with numerous local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies.

Expertise

James Fagin is an expert and consultant on transnational terrorism, computer crimes, and computer technologies in criminal justice. His other special areas of expertise include effective community policing, police recruitment, and police performance, including stress management.

Educator

He has taught criminal justice courses for almost 30 years and has been involved in ground-breaking off-campus criminal justice education programs for Wichita State University. The American Society of Public Administration names him "Outstanding Educator" in 1996. Today he is the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at East Stroudsburg University and remains an active member of the John Harvard Society and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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Table of Contents

1. Criminal Justice

2. Understanding and Measuring Crime

3. Criminal Law: Control versus Liberty

4. Roles and Functions of the Police

5. Police Officers and the Law

6. Policing: Issues and Challenges

7. The Court System

8. Courtroom Participants and the Trial

9. Sentencing and Sanctions

10. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

11. Jails and Prisons

12. The Future of Criminal Justice

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