With gripping photos, an engaging magazine-like format, and riveting examples straight from today's headlines, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 9th Edition puts you right in the center of the action. Providing just the right depth of coverage, this succinct text uses vivid cases and current events to demonstrate the core principles of the American justice system at work. It reflects the latest trends, practices, and developments in the field. Integrated learning objectives guide your study efforts, self-assessment tools allow you to check your understanding, and practical coverage of careers illustrates the many opportunities available to you in today's criminal justice workplace environment.
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About the Author
Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement.
Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law. As a professor, he has taught intellectual property law and entertainment law, among other subjects. A widely published and respected author, his work has appeared in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. Professor Miller completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 1. Criminal Justice Today. 2. Measuring and Explaining Crime. 3. Inside Criminal Law. Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. 4. Law Enforcement Today. 5. Problems and Solutions in Modern Policing. 6. Police and the Constitution -- The Rules of Law Enforcement. Part III: CRIMINAL COURTS. 7. Courts and the Quest for Justice. 8. Pretrial Procedures and the Criminal Trial. 9. Punishment and Sentencing. Part IV: CORRECTIONS. 10. Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions. 11. Prisons and Jails. 12. The Prison Experience and Prisoner Reentry. Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES. 13. The Juvenile Justice System. 14. Crucial Issues in Criminal Justice.
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