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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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Editorial Reviews

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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: 907,066
  • 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. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behaviour: Did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behaviour to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, 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 books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Larry Siegel and his wife, Terry, now reside in Bedford, New Hampshire, with their two dogs, Watson and Cody.

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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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