Criminal Justice / Edition 5

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This revision of James Inciardi's best-selling text presents a solid overview of the structure, processes, and problems of the criminal justice system in the U.S. The story-telling style captures students' imaginations and offers them inside information that only Inciardi can bring. Because the book covers all major areas of criminal justice, instructors can focus on the system as a whole or on areas of particular interest. The book's unique perspective is rooted in Inciardi's research background and his access to national data currently unavailable to other authors.
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A textbook for the introductory criminal justice course, first published in 1984 and most recently in 1990. Beyond the updating of facts, court decisions, issues, and research findings, this edition addresses the current "drug driven" nature of all phases of the criminal justice process--the result of the US "war on drugs" during the 1980s and early 1990s. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155020993
  • Publisher: Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 764
  • Product dimensions: 8.57 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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University of Delaware
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Foundations of Crime and Justice 2
Ch. 1 "Criminal Justice" in America 4
Ch. 2 Crime and the Nature of Law 24
Ch. 3 Legal and Behavioral Aspects of Crime 62
Ch. 4 Criminal Statistics and the Extent of Crime 96
Ch. 5 The Process of Justice: An Overview 122
Pt. 2 The Police 156
Ch. 6 Police Systems in the United States: History and Structure 158
Ch. 7 Enforcing the Law and Keeping the Peace: The Nature and Scope of Police Work 188
Ch. 8 The Law of Arrest, Search, and Seizure: Police and the Constitution 224
Ch. 9 Beyond the Limits of the Law: Police Crime, Corruption, and Brutality 266
Pt. 3 The Courts 298
Ch. 10 The Structure of American Courts 300
Ch. 11 Judges, Prosecutors, and Other Performers at the Bar of Justice 332
Ch. 12 The Business of the Court: From First Appearance Through Trial 376
Ch. 13 Sentencing, Appeal, and the Judgment of Death 422
Pt. 4 Corrections 472
Ch. 14 From Walnut Street to Alcatraz: The American Prison Experience 474
Ch. 15 Penitentiaries, Prisons, and Other Correctional Institutions: A Look Inside the Inmate World 508
Ch. 16 Prison Conditions and Inmate Rights 554
Ch. 17 Probation, Parole, and Community-Based Correction 590
Pt. 5 Juvenile Justice 632
Ch. 18 Juvenile Justice: An Overview 634
Glossary 661
Credits 669
Case Index
Name Index
Subject Index
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