Introduction to Criminal Justice (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac ) / Edition 10

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Overview

This best-selling text presents criminal justice as a dynamic, ever-changing field, emphasizing how the concepts and processes of criminal justice are constantly evolving. Authors Siegel and Senna emphasize a comprehensive and balanced approach to the three major areas of criminal justice (police, courts, and corrections) and to theory, research, and policy issues, with a focus on generating students' interest in the criminal justice field. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534629465
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/25/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (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.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Joseph J. Senna graduated from Brooklyn College, Fordham University Graduate School Service, and Suffolk University Law School. Dr. Senna spent over fourteen years teaching law and justice courses at Northeastern University. In addition, he has served as an Assistant District Attorney, Director of Harvard Law School Prosecutorial Program, and consultant to numerous criminal justice organizations. His academic specialties include the areas of Criminal Law, Constitutional Due Process, Criminal Justice, and Juvenile Law. Dr. Senna lives with his wife and sons outside of Boston.

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Table of Contents

Part One: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1. Crime and Criminal Justice. 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime. 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. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice. 15. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations. 16. The Prison Experience: Living in and Leaving Prison. Part Five: THE HISTORY AND NATURE OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. 17. Juvenile Justice System.

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