Criminal Justice (with InfoTrac ) / Edition 7

Criminal Justice (with InfoTrac ) / Edition 7

by Joel Samaha
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534645577

ISBN-13: 9780534645571

Pub. Date: 06/17/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Samaha's CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Seventh Edition has retained its role as a leader in the introduction to criminal justice market. It offers a unique decision-making approach that engages students and promotes critical thinking while providing a thorough and engaging introduction to the field. This edition retains and enhances these strengths with such features as "Fact

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Samaha's CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Seventh Edition has retained its role as a leader in the introduction to criminal justice market. It offers a unique decision-making approach that engages students and promotes critical thinking while providing a thorough and engaging introduction to the field. This edition retains and enhances these strengths with such features as "Fact or Fiction?"-a new feature that gets students thinking about the major topics at the beginning of each chapter, "Make Your Decision"-a new multi-page section that concludes each chapter, and "Criminal Justice and Technology" -a new feature that highlights the impact of rapidly changing technology on the system. The new format includes a rich variety of full-color illustrations and photos that add to the engaging writing to hold students' interest. Also, the book features up-to-the-minute coverage of the hottest topics in the field, including the impact of world terrorism and rapidly changing technologies. This manageable 15-chapter text now includes separate chapters on the explanations of criminal behavior (Chapter 3), on trial and guilty pleas (Chapter 10) and on juvenile justice (Chapter 15).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534645571
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/17/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
706,832
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 11.14(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1. Criminal Justice in the United States. 2. Crime, Criminals, and Victims. 3. Explanations of Criminal Behavior. 4. Criminal Justice and the Law. Part II: POLICE. 5. Missions and Roles of the Police. 6. Policing Strategies. 7. Police and the Law. Part III: COURTS. 8. Courts and Courtroom Work Groups. 9. Proceedings Before Trial. 10. Trial and Guilty Pleas. 11. Sentencing. Part IV: CORRECTIONS. 12. Community Corrections. 13. Prisons, Jails, and Prisoners. 14. Prison Life. Part V: JUVENILE JUSTICE. 15. Juvenile Justice. Appendix A. U.S. Bill of Rights.

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