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Cengage Advantage Book: Introduction to Criminal Justice / Edition 12

Cengage Advantage Book: Introduction to Criminal Justice / Edition 12

by Larry J. Siegel, Joseph J. Senna

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780495602637
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/05/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 784
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. Growing up in the city, he became fascinated by the effects social forces had 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 newly developing 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, undertaking a study of attorneys in the juvenile court process, and then completed his Ph.D. in 1975, conducting a study measuring the effects of the juvenile court process on the self-image of youth. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career in 1971 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. He resides in Bedford, New Hampshire, with his wife, Therese J. Libby, Esq.

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.

Table of Contents

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.

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