Criminal Justice - With CD and Bonus Supplement / Edition 6

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Designed to realistically fit in a one-semester course, this new Sixth Edition of Samaha's CRIMINAL JUSTICE does an outstanding job of covering the basics of the criminal justice system while challenging students to think critically about the important social issues in criminal justice. This text thoroughly prepares students for more advanced criminal justice courses, covering topics such as public police, courts, corrections, and private security and corrections. From a critical thinking point of view, Samaha introduces students to those professionals who work within the criminal justice system, covering subjects such as entrance requirements, education and training, promotions, and the discipline and removal of criminal justice personnel. This text also includes coverage of victims and offenders and addresses the questions: Who are the victims? Why are they victimized? What role do they play in criminal justice? Who are the offenders? And, why do they commit crimes? With a clear theme of decision making throughout the text, Samaha presents criminal justice as a decision making process - the Decision Making Paradigm - that is impacted by the decisions made by offenders, victims, police, prosecutors, courts, and corrections agencies. Leaner by nearly 40 percent from the previous edition, Samaha's conversational writing style keeps students engaged as he addresses serious, current topics from all sides, using clear examples and the latest available information and research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534595005
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 85.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Samaha is Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Minnesota. He teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, The Supreme Court and the Constitution, and a special joint Sociology/History Department topics course, "Is there a Wartime Exception to the Bill of Rights?" He received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. from Northwestern University and studied under the late Sir Geoffrey Elton at Cambridge University, England. Professor Samaha was admitted to the Illinois Bar, briefly practiced law in Chicago, and then taught at UCLA before coming to the University of Minnesota in 1971. At the University of Minnesota, he served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies for four years, and has taught both television and radio courses in criminal justice and has co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in legal and constitutional history. He was named Distinguished Teacher at the University of Minnesota in 1974. Professor Samaha has written numerous publications, including a book on LAW AND ORDER IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE and articles on the history of criminal justice which have appeared in professional history journals and law reviews. He has also written two other highly successful textbooks with Wadsworth, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, now in its Seventh Edition, and CRIMINAL LAW, in its Ninth Edition.
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Table of Contents

Part I: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, THE LAW, AND CRIME. 1. Formal and Informal Criminal Justice. 2. Criminal Justice and the Law. 3. Crime, Criminals, and Victims. Part II: POLICE. 4. Police History, Missions, and Working Personality". 5. Police Strategies. 6. Police and the Law. Part III: COURTS. 7. Court Structure and Process. 8. Charge, Trial, and Guilty Pleas. 9. Sentencing. Part IV: CORRECTIONS. 10. Community Corrections. 11. Prisons, Jails, and Prisoners. 12. Prison Life.

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