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NCJ Number: 184105 Find in a Library
Title: Essentials of Criminal Justice, Third Edition
Author(s): Joseph J. Senna; Larry J. Siegel Ph.D.
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 570
Sponsoring Agency: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Belmont, CA 94002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-534-52363-3
Sale Source: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Ten Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text covers what the authors refer to as essentials of the criminal justice system and the workings of law enforcement, court, and correctional systems.
Abstract: The text contains five parts, the first of which discusses the nature of crime, law, and criminal justice. Chapters address such topics as formal and informal criminal justice processes, criminal justice and the media, double jeopardy, the drug trade and drug treatment, the nature of crime and victimization, and criminal substance and procedure. The second part covers the police and law enforcement, with attention paid to the history of policing, police roles and functions, and policing issues (race, culture, gender, education, minorities, women, stress, violence, corruption, and discretion). The third part deals with courts, prosecution, and defense. Chapters consider pretrial procedures, criminal trials, punishment, and sentencing. The fourth part reviews corrections and alternative sanctions, with emphasis on the history of corrections, probation, intermediate sanctions, inmate populations, and prison life. The final part discusses the juvenile justice system, considering such topics as juvenile courts, juvenile corrections, and juvenile justice reform. References, notes, tables, figures, and photographs
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Courts; Criminal justice overview texts; Criminal law; Criminal procedures; Defense; Drug law offenses; Drug treatment; History of corrections; History of policing; Intermediate sanctions; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile justice system; Minority police; Police corruption; Police discretion; Police education; Police responsibilities; Police women; Pretrial procedures; Prison conditions; Probation; Prosecution; Punishment; Sentencing/Sanctions; Victimization
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