Introduction to Criminal Justice

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September 19, 2011


Mixed media product, 624 pages


0078111536 / 9780078111532


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Introduction to Criminal Justice is the perfect text for students who are interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice and for those who simply want to learn more about the criminal justice system. The authors' combined experience of more than 50 years in teaching introduction to criminal justice as well as working in the field -- Bohm as a correctional officer and Haley as a police officer -- come through in their accessible yet comprehensive presentation. They make it easy for readers to understand that much of what the public "knows" about criminal justice in the United States is myth, and help students learn the truth about the U.S. criminal justice system.

Table of contents


Part One: The Foundations of Criminal Justice Chapter One: Crime and Justice in the United States Chapter Two: Crime and Its Consequences Chapter Three: Explaining Crime Chapter Four: The Rule of Law

Part Two: Law Enforcement Chapter Five: History and Structure of American Law Enforcement Chapter Six: Policing: Roles, Styles, and Functions Chapter Seven: Policing America: Issues and Ethics

Part Three: The Courts Chapter Eight: The Administration of Justice Chapter Nine: Sentencing, Appeals, and the Death Penalty

Part Four: Corrections Chapter Ten: Institutional Corrections Chapter Eleven: Prison Life, Inmate Rights, Release, and Recidivism Chapter Twelve: Community Corrections

Part Five: Additional Issues in Criminal Justice Chapter Thirteen: Juvenile Justice Chapter Fourteen: The Future of Criminal Justice in the United States

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