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NCJ Number: 119338 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Author(s): L F Travis III
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 551
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-845-3
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This introductory text uses a systems approach to explain the nature of American criminal justice, the components of the criminal justice system, and the stages and personnel involved in criminal justice processes.
Abstract: Individual chapters explore the justice process, methods of measuring and controlling crime, legal rights and responsibilities, the role of the police, and courts and their procedures. Additional chapters explain the goals and process of punishment, problems and issues involved in incarceration, the use of probation and parole, issues in community supervision, the discharge of offenders, recent developments in criminal justice, and the juvenile justice system. Charts, tables, chapter review questions, chapter reference lists, subject index, and name index.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice overview texts
Index Term(s): Corrections policies; Court structure; Law enforcement
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