Essentials of Criminal Justice, 7th Edition / Edition 7

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Overview

Master the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and succeed in your course with ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Seventh Edition! With its cutting-edge high-profile cases, detailed career information and resources, integrated learning objectives, and unique myth-busting theme, this text and its supporting resources will help you excel in this course and beyond.

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"The style and presentation reflects the success of a textbook that has traveled through several iterations to become a tried and true classic introductory text. Any undergraduate student, whether freshman or senior or criminal justice major or not, would find this textbook accessible, informative, and entertaining."

"This textbook provides a perfect blend of criminological theory and criminal justice functions. I would highly recommend this text for an introduction course in criminal justice."

"With Siegel's more student-friendly book, I have been able to spend more time doing class activities to allow students to use their new knowledge and less time explaining the material that they should have read before class."

"Essentials provides a very basic, streamlined, condensed, version of the material. I think it is just right for Intro students."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495810995
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 1,123,323
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. Growing up in the city, he became fascinated by the effects of social forces on human development and behavior. While attending the City College of New York in the 1960s, he was introduced to the study of crime and justice in courses taught by sociologist Charles Winick. His interest led him to attend the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he completed his master's thesis in 1970. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1975, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught courses on juvenile justice, research methods, and statistics. After leaving Northeastern in 1980, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including more than a dozen books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal procedure, and other topics. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.

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Table of Contents

Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1. Crime and Criminal Justice. 2. The Nature of Crime and Victimization. 3. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure. Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. 4. Police in Society: History and Organization. 5. The Police: Role and Function. 6. Issues in Policing: Professional, Social, and Legal. Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION. 7. Courts, Prosecution, and the Defense. 8. Trial Procedures. 9. Punishment and Sentencing. Part IV: CORRECTIONS AND ALTERNATIVE SANCTIONS. 10. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice. 11. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations. 12. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison. Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES OF THE AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 13. Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century. 14. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium: Terrorism and Cyber Crime.

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