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Introduction to Criminal Justice / Edition 7

Introduction to Criminal Justice / Edition 7

by Joseph J. Senna, Larry J. Siegel


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Introduction to Criminal Justice / Edition 7

This text presents criminal justice as a dynamic, ever-changing field, emphasizing how the concepts and processes of criminal justice are constantly evolving. It is ideal for those introductory criminal justice courses that emphasize a comprehensive and balanced approach to all three areas of criminal justice, as well as theory, research, and policy issues. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780314063847
Publisher: West Group
Publication date: 11/01/1995
Series: Criminal Justice
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 735
Product dimensions: 8.83(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.34(d)

About the Author

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.

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx, graduating from Christopher Columbus HS in 1964. While attending City College of New York in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University—where he was a faculty member for nine years—and held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire before joining the faculty of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, and criminal procedure. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1.Crime and Criminal Justice. 2. The Nature of Crime and Victimization. 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. Probation and Intermediate Sanctions. 15. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations. 16. The Prison Experience: Living in and Leaving Prison. PART FIVE: THE NATURE AND HISTORY OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. 17. Juvenile Justice.

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