A textbook for a first college course, focusing on innovations and potentials in the field rather than its traditions and conventional practice. Covers crime in America, policing, adjudication, corrections, and special issues such as juvenile delinquency and drugs. Updated every two years since the 1991 first edition with new information and ideas and the latest examples. Colorfully illustrated throughout. Software with simulations is available to accompany the course, and a Web site provides students and instructors with current data. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.