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NCJ Number: 151222 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Second Edition
Author(s): L F Travis III
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 476
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-842-9
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: Keyed to the reading level of the typical college freshman, this textbook provides students with an introduction to the field of criminal justice.
Abstract: The basic format of this second edition is the same as the first edition. Four chapters set the context for studying criminal justice, 10 chapters analyze the justice process, and the final chapter assesses the future of the criminal justice system. The chapters that set the context for studying criminal justice focus on criminal justice perspectives, the justice process, crime and crime control, and counting crimes and criminals. The 10 chapters that analyze the justice process address police and policing, law enforcement in the criminal justice system, the criminal courts, court personnel, sentencing, incarceration, community corrections (probation and parole), supervision in the community, and the juvenile justice system. This edition contains additional teaching aids and adds the use of two themes throughout the text: the notion of criminal justice as an open system in American society and the conflict between due process and crime-control values. Chapter references, a glossary, subject and author indexes, and a case index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Court personnel; Crime control policies; Crime measurement; Criminal justice overview texts; Incarceration; Juvenile justice system; Offender supervision; Police responsibilities; Sentencing/Sanctions
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