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The American System of Criminal Justice / Edition 11
     

The American System of Criminal Justice / Edition 11

by George F. Cole, Christopher E. Smith
 

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ISBN-10: 0495006017

ISBN-13: 9780495006015

Pub. Date: 01/03/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This classic best-seller, commonly referred to as the "The Eagle," is an exciting and relevant introduction to the field of criminal justice. The text combines solid research and intellectual vigor with detailed attention to current and compelling events to help students appreciate the many aspects of the discipline. It challenges readers to balance the mechanics

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This classic best-seller, commonly referred to as the "The Eagle," is an exciting and relevant introduction to the field of criminal justice. The text combines solid research and intellectual vigor with detailed attention to current and compelling events to help students appreciate the many aspects of the discipline. It challenges readers to balance the mechanics and system of criminal justice with the human side of the story. This text examines criminal justice as an interdisciplinary endeavor, sharing elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495006015
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/03/2006
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. PART ONE: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS. 1. Crime and Justice in America. 2. Crime, Victimization, and Criminal Behavior. 3. Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law. PART TWO: POLICE. 4. Police. 5. Police Operations. 6. Policing: Issues and Trends. PART THREE: COURTS. 7. Court. 8. Prosecution and Defense. 9. Pretrial Processes. 10. Trial and Post-Trial Processes. 11. Punishment and Sentencing. PART FOUR: CORRECTIONS. 12. Corrections. 13. Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediate Sanctions. 14. Prisons: Their Goals and Management. 15. Prison Society. 16. Release and Supervision in the Community. PART FIVE: THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. 17. Juvenile Justice. APPENDICES. A. Constitution of the United States: Criminal Justice Amendments. B. Understanding and Using Criminal Justice Data. GLOSSARY. REFERENCES. CREDITS. NAME INDEX. SUBJECT INDEX.

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