Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the Twenty-First Century / Edition 8

Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the Twenty-First Century / Edition 8

by Frank Schmalleger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131844938

ISBN-13: 9780131844933

Pub. Date: 02/23/2004

Publisher: Pearson

  • WebExtras! These hyperlinks, build right into the text, take students to crime and justice-related Web sites. Interspersed throughout every chapter, WebExtras! Include the FBI's home page, a virtual tour of the U.S. Supreme Court, an in-depth history of the Columbine High School shooting, and much more!
  • Library Extras! These end-of-chapter Web-based

Overview

  • WebExtras! These hyperlinks, build right into the text, take students to crime and justice-related Web sites. Interspersed throughout every chapter, WebExtras! Include the FBI's home page, a virtual tour of the U.S. Supreme Court, an in-depth history of the Columbine High School shooting, and much more!
  • Library Extras! These end-of-chapter Web-based "additional readings" lead students to 100 Web-documents that expand on materials and concepts found in the text.
  • Web Quests! Found at the end of each chapter, these fascinating Web-based assignments are designed to teach students how to use the Internet to research topics and to find information in the criminal justice area.
  • Author Audio Introductions These chapter-specific audio introductions have been recorded by the author to provide additional insight into the workings of the justice system.

In the sixth edition, Criminal Justice Today's rock-solid academic foundation has been combined with the latest in innovative instructional technology to create a learning package that fulfills the promise of making this book "The Introductory Textbook for the Twenty First Century."

Available supplements include:

  • Student Study Guide
  • WebCT and Blackboard courses
  • State specific supplements for New York, California, Texas, Illinois, and Florida

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131844933
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/23/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
880
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 11.54(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and concludes with a Summary, Discussion Questions, Web Quests, and Library Extras.)

I. CRIME IN AMERICA.

1. What Is Criminal Justice?
Crime in the Last Half Century. The Themes of This Book. Social Justice. American Criminal Justice: The System. American Criminal Justice: The Process. Due Process and Individual Rights. Criminal Justice and Criminology. Technology Center. Multiculturalism and Diversity in Criminal Justice. Justice System. Things to Come: An Overview of this Book.

2. The Crime Picture.
The Uniform Crime Reports. The National Crime Victimization Survey. Guns, Crime, and Gun Control. Emerging Patterns of Criminal Activity. The Economic Cost of Crime.

3. The Search for Causes.
Criminological Theory. The Classical School. Biological Theories. Psychobiological Theories. Psychological Theories. Sociological Theories. Social-Psychological Theories. Conflict Theories. The Phenomenological School. Emergent Theories.

4. Criminal Law.
The Development of Law. The Rule of Law. Purposes of the Law. Types of Law. General Categories of Crime. General Features of Crime. Elements of a Specific Criminal Offense. Types of Defenses to a Criminal Charge.

II. POLICING.

5. Policing: History and Structure.
HistoricalDevelopment of the Police. American Law Enforcement Today: From the Federal to the Local Level. Private Protective Services.

6. Police Management.
Police Administration. Discretion and the Individual Officer. Issues and Challenges in Contemporary Policing. Ethics and Gender Diversity in Policing.

7. Policing Legal Aspects.
The Abuse of Police Power. Individual Rights. Search and Seizure. Arrest. Offenses. The Intelligence Function. Gathering Special Kinds of Non-testimonial Evidence.

III. ADJUDICATION.

8. The Courts.
American Court History. Pretrial Activities. CJ Today Exhibit 8-1: Non-judicial Pretrial Release Decisions.

9. The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial.
The Courtroom Work Group: Professional Courtroom Actors. Outsiders: Nonprofessional Courtroom Participants. The Criminal Trial. Improving the Adjudication Process.

10. Sentencing.
The Philosophy and Goals of Criminal Sentencing. Indeterminate Sentencing. Structured Sentencing. Mandatory Sentencing. Truth in Sentencing. Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Innovations in Sentencing. The Sentencing Environment. The Presentence Investigation Report. The Victim—Forgotten No Longer. Traditional Sentencing Options.

IV. CORRECTIONS.

11. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections.
What Is Probation? What Is Parole? Probation and Parole: The Pluses and Minuses. The Legal Environment. The Federal Probation System. The Job of Probation and Parole Officers. Intermediate Sanctions. The Future of Probation and Parole. CJ Today Exhibit Futures: Probation Kiosks: High-tech Supervision.

12. Prisons and Jails.
Early Punishments. The Emergence of Prisons. Prisons Today. Jails. Private Prisons.

13. Prison Life.
Research on Prison Life-Total Institutions. The Male Inmate's World. The Female Inmate's World. The Staff World. Prison Riots. Prisoners' Rights. Issues Facing Prisons Today.

V. SPECIAL ISSUES.

14. Juvenile Justice.
Juvenile Justice throughout History. The Problems of Children Today. The Legal Environment. The Juvenile Justice Process Today. What Would You Do? The Post-Juvenile Court Era.

15. Drugs and Crime.
Drug Abuse: More Than an Individual Choice. What Is a Drug? A History of Drug Abuse in America. Anti-drug Legislation. The Most Common Drugs...and Who Is Using them. Drugs, Crime, and Social Problems. Narco-terrorism. Solving the Drug Problem.

16. Multinational Criminal Justice.
The International Perspective. The Chinese Justice System. Islamic Criminal Justice. Criminal Justice in England and Wales. International Criminal Justice Organizations.

17. The Future of Criminal Justice.
Technology and Criminal Justice. Terrorism. Controlling Terrorism. Technology and Individual Rights.

Bill of Rights.
List of Acronyms.
Glossary.
Case Index.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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