Siegel (University of Massachusetts, Lowell) and Senna (law and justice, Northeastern University) explain the operations of the police, the courts, and the corrections system. In addition to discussions of the history, organization, components, roles, and functions of these parts of the justice system, chapters also discuss the nature of crime and criminal law, victimization, and juvenile justice. A companion compact disk contains video clips and activities. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
About the Author
LARRY J. SIEGEL was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College (CCNY) 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 from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he taught for 27 years; he is now a professor emeritus, still teaching online courses in criminology and criminal justice. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Larry Siegel now resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Terry, and their two dogs, Watson and Cody..
JOHN L. WORRALL is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a BA, double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is the author of Crime Control in America: What Works? (3rd ed., Pearson) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson); coauthor of several texts, including most recently, with Jennifer L. Moore, Criminal Law and Procedure (Pearson, 2014); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1. Crime and Criminal Justice. 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime. 3. Understanding Crime and Victimization. 4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure. Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. 5. Public Policing and Private Security. 6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function. 7. Issues in Policing. 8. Police and the Rule of Law. Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION. 9. Court Structure and Personnel. 10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures. 11. Punishment and Sentencing. Part IV: CORRECTIONS. 12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice. 13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations. 14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison. Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 15. Juvenile Justice. 16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.