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This text presents criminal justice as a dynamic, ever-changing field, emphasizing how the concepts and processes of criminal justice are constantly evolving. It is ideal for those introductory criminal justice courses that emphasize a comprehensive and balanced approach to all three areas of criminal justice, as well as theory, research, and policy issues. This text is the ultimate tool for complete student preparation and provides all of the up-to-date coverage of structural and procedural changes in the criminal justice system that instructors require, ultimately helping students understand the critical issues in the field, and the impact they have on the system.
Part One: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1. Crime and Criminal Justice. 2. The Nature of Crime and Victimization. 3. Understanding Crime and Victimization. 4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure. PART TWO: THE Police and Law Enforcement. 5. Police and Society: History and Organization. 6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function. 7. Issues in Policing. 8. Police and the Rule of Law. Part Three: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION. 9. Courts and the Judiciary. 10. The Prosecution and the Defense. 11. Pretrial Procedures. 12. The Criminal Trial. 13. Punishment and Sentencing. Part Four: CORRECTIONS. 14. Probation and Intermediate Sanctions. 15. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations. 16. The Prison Experience: Living in and Leaving Prison. Part Five: THE HISTORY NATURE OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. 17. Juvenile Justice.