The eighth edition of Criminal Justice provides students with a thoroughly researched, clearly written, and affordable text. While explaining how the criminal justice system functions, this text also considers the interrelationships of the various parts of the system and how changes in one area may have an impact on other areas. All legal citations, including cases and statutes, have been checked to determine whether they have been altered or overruled by subsequent legislation or court decisions. All criminal data reports have been updated according to the Uniform Crime Reports 2005. Along with recent scholarly research in the social sciences, this eighth edition retains the practice of using recent current events from popular sources to illustrate what is happening in criminal justice.
Part 1 - Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems Chapter 1 - Criminal Justice: An Overview Chapter 2 - Crime, Offenders, and Victims Part 2 - Entry into Criminal Justice Systems: Policing Chapter 3 - The Emergence and Structure of Police Systems Chapter 4 - Policing in a Modern Society Chapter 5 - Problems and Issues in Policing Part 3 - Processing a Criminal Case: Criminal Court Systems Chapter 6 - Criminal Court Systems Chapter 7 - Prosecution, Defense, and Pretrial Procedures Chapter 8 - Trial, Sentencing, and Appeal Part 4 - Confinement and Corrections Chapter 9 - The History and Structure of Confinement Chapter 10 - Life in Prison Chapter 11 - Community Corrections, Probation, and Parole Part 5 - Juvenile Justice: A Special Case Chapter 12 - Juvenile Justice Systems