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The American System of Criminal Justice / Edition 7

The American System of Criminal Justice / Edition 7

by George F. Cole
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This classic best-seller, commonly referred to as the "The Eagle," is an exciting and relevant introduction to the field of criminal justice. The text combines solid research and intellectual vigor with detailed attention to current and compelling events to help students appreciate the many aspects of the discipline. It challenges readers to balance the mechanics and system of criminal justice with the human side of the story. This text examines criminal justice as an interdisciplinary endeavor, sharing elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science.

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ISBN-13: 9780534240493
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 01/09/1995
Series: Criminal Justice Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

The late George F. Cole was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. He was recognized for outstanding teaching and research and in 1995 was named a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. A specialist in the administration of criminal justice, he published extensively on such topics as prosecution, courts, and corrections. He developed and directed the graduate corrections program at the University of Connecticut and was a Fellow at the National Institute of Justice (1988). Among his other accomplishments, he was granted two awards under the Fulbright-Hays Program to conduct criminal justice research in England and the former Yugoslavia.

Christopher E. Smith is Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU). He earned degrees at Harvard University, the University of Bristol (England), the University of Tennessee, and the University of Connecticut. Trained as a lawyer and social scientist, he is the author of 25 books and more than 120 scholarly articles on law, courts, and criminal justice policy. He has been recognized as an outstanding teacher with MSU's "Teacher-Scholar Award" and "Social Science Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award." His other books with Cengage Learning include CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, 9th Edition, LAW AND CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS, CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: MYTHS AND REALITIES, and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.

Christina DeJong is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Maryland and her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her scholarly research on genocide, recidivism, domestic violence, police-community interactions, and other topics has been published in such journals as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Feminist Criminology, and The Journal of Family Violence. Her current research focuses on gender and sexuality issues in criminology and criminal justice, as well as violence against women in conflict and genocide. A member of the Michigan State University faculty since 1994, she has taught courses on research methods, statistical analysis, genocide, and women and criminal justice. She is also a co-author of Cengage Learning's CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, 9th Edition.

Table of Contents

Preface. PART ONE: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS. 1. Crime and Justice in America. 2. Crime, Victimization, and Criminal Behavior. 3. Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law. PART TWO: POLICE. 4. Police. 5. Police Operations. 6. Policing: Issues and Trends. PART THREE: COURTS. 7. Court. 8. Prosecution and Defense. 9. Pretrial Processes. 10. Trial and Post-Trial Processes. 11. Punishment and Sentencing. PART FOUR: CORRECTIONS. 12. Corrections. 13. Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediate Sanctions. 14. Prisons: Their Goals and Management. 15. Prison Society. 16. Release and Supervision in the Community. PART FIVE: THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. 17. Juvenile Justice. APPENDICES. A. Constitution of the United States: Criminal Justice Amendments. B. Understanding and Using Criminal Justice Data. GLOSSARY. REFERENCES. CREDITS. NAME INDEX. SUBJECT INDEX.

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siubhank on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my textbook from the Criminal Justice Class I took. I felt it was a good text, organized logically and very readable. I have been surprised to find myself using it as a reference, long after the class ended.