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As fast-paced and vital as criminal justice itself, the Twelfth Edition of Siegel's INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE is an authoritative, comprehensive, solidly researched bestseller that sparks students' interest with its cutting-edge topics and gripping examples—all presented with the author's trademark of exceptional balance and objectivity. With its new "Careers in Criminal Justice" feature in every chapter, new interactive online tools, provocative illustrations and examples, and a lively, to-the-point writing style perfect for today's students, this book guides readers through the intricate workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems; the concepts and processes of justice; and key policy issues. More student-friendly than ever, the Twelfth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE will engage students with its dynamic new visual design; even more real-world applications; updated coverage of current topics such as white-collar crime, terrorism, and cyber-crime; and new integrated multimedia resources for teaching and learning.
Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1. Crime and Criminal Justice. 2. Nature and Extent of Crime. 3. Understanding Crime and Victimization. 4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure. 5. Criminal Justice in the New Millennium: Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Cybercrime. Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. 6. Police in Society: History and Organization. 7. The Police: Organization, Role, Function. 8. Issues in Policing. 9. Police and the Rule of Law. Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION. 10. The Courts and the Judiciary. 11. The Prosecution and the Defense. 12. Pretrial Procedures. 13. The Criminal Trial. 14. Punishment and Sentencing. Part IV: CORRECTIONS. 15. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice. 16. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations. 17. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison. Part V: THE HISTORY AND NATURE OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. 18. The Juvenile Justice System. The Constitution of the United States. Glossary. Table of Cases. Name Index. Subject Index. Credits.