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Overview

Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Fifteenth Edition, gives readers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping them with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its objective presentation and to-the-point writing style, the text effectively guides readers through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. The book also includes an emphasis on today's criminal justice careers, offering insights from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs

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"The boxed features are well done in helping to explain topics, elicit student interest, encourage them to read the text, become involved in class discussions, and conduct individual inquiry."

"What I like most is Siegel's writing style . . . you get the feeling that this author is engaging you in a stimulating conversation. Overall, Siegel does a masterful job of anticipating what's on the reader's mind and then addressing those questions."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495913382
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 311,267
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (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.

John L. Worrall is Professor of Criminology and Program Head at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A Seattle native, he received a B.A., double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his M.A. (criminal justice) and Ph.D. (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999-2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006, was promoted to full professor in 2008, and in 2010 was selected to direct the criminology program. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement, having recently been ranked one of the most prolific sole and lead authors in the discipline. Courses he regularly teaches (and has authored texts for) include introductory criminal justice, criminal procedure, and crime control policy. As Program Head at UTD, Dr. Worrall directs undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. programs in criminology, including an online MS program, which he developed. He is active in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and a number of regional associations. Finally, he continues to serve as editor of the journal Police Quarterly, a position he has held since 2008.

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Table of Contents

Preface
The Nature of Crime, Law, and Criminal Justice 1
Ch. 1 Crime and Criminal Justice 3
Ch. 2 The Nature of Crime and Victimization 47
Ch. 3 Understanding Crime and Victimization 82
Ch. 4 Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure 125
Ch. 5 Confronting Crime 175
The Police and Law Enforcement 207
Ch. 6 Police in Society: History and Organization 209
Ch. 7 The Police: Organization, Role, and Function 239
Ch. 8 Issues in Policing 275
Ch. 9 Police and the Rule of Law 318
Courts and Adjudication 353
Ch. 10 Courts and the Judiciary 355
Ch. 11 The Prosecution and the Defense 381
Ch. 12 Pretrial Procedures 418
Ch. 13 The Criminal Trial 453
Ch. 14 Punishment and Sentencing 483
Corrections 525
Ch. 15 Probation and Intermediate Sanctions 526
Ch. 16 Correctional History and Institutions 561
Ch. 17 Living in Prison 588
Ch. 18 Returning to Society 627
The Nature and History of the Juvenile Justice System 653
Ch. 19 Juvenile Justice 654
Glossary G-1
The Constitution of the United States C-1
Table of Cases I-1
Name Index I-7
Subject Index I-17
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