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NCJ Number: 192683 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Third Edition
Author(s): Cliff Roberson
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 594
Sponsoring Agency: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
Cincinnati, OH 45210
Publication Number: ISBN 1-928916-15-5
Sale Source: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
1203 Main Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45210
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents an overview of the entire American criminal justice system.
Abstract: The book examines the criminal justice system from its historical foundation through its contemporary form. The text is organized in five parts. Part I provides a foundation for the American criminal justice system. Part II discusses law enforcement issues and concepts. Part III deals with the court system and Part IV deals with correctional concepts and juvenile justice. Part V addresses criminal victimology, victims' rights, and the impact of drugs on the system. Each chapter includes case studies and discussion questions. The book considers many issues, including: (1) individual rights v. law and order; (2) the due process concept; (3) sources and classifications of crime; (4) legal research and methodology; (5) concepts of crime causation; (6) evolution of social control; (7) the cycle of violence; (8) sources of crime data; (9) public-private contemporary law enforcement systems; (10) civil liability; (11) police ethics; (12) community corrections; (13) juvenile gangs; (14) factors that influence drug use; and (15) future trends. Notes, figures, glossary, index, photographs
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Course materials; Courts; Criminal justice overview texts; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Right to Due Process; Social control; Victims rights; Violence
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