Introduction to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Criminal Justice

by Robert D. Pursley

Hardcover(5th ed)

$61.25

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780023969317
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 02/01/1991
Series: MacMillan Criminal Justice Series
Edition description: 5th ed
Pages: 1116

Table of Contents

I. GENERAL FOUNDATIONS.

1. An Overview of the Criminal Justice Systems: Goals, Components, Operations and Issues.
2. System Costs, Criminal Law, Crime and Offense Characteristics.
3. Crime in America: Issues, Trends, Measurement and Victimization.

II. LAW ENFORCEMENT.

4. Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.
5. The Police Role and Operations.
6. Law Enforcement: Issues and Trends.

III. THE COURT.

7. The Development, Role and Structure of America's Courts.
8. Major Actors in the Courtroom.
9. Going to Trial: Pre-Trial and Post-Trial Process.
10. Courts: Issues and Trends.

IV. CORRECTIONS.

11. Corrections: Historical Perspective.
12. America's Jail System.
13. Prison Systems and Programs.
14. Probation, Intermediate Sanctions and Parole.
15. Corrections: Issues and Trends.

V. JUVENILE JUSTICE.

16. The Juvenile Justice System. Epilogue: Social Change and Crime.
Appendices.
Index.

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