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NCJ Number: 157908 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice: The Core
Author(s): F Adler; G O W Mueller; W S Laufer
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 417
Sponsoring Agency: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co
New York, NY 10020
Publication Number: ISBN 0-07-000499-4
Sale Source: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co
1221 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for use in a typical one-semester course on criminal justice, this volume presents a 14-chapter version of the authors' text titled Criminal Justice.
Abstract: Introductory chapters present criminal justice as the outgrowth of political developments in the 20th Century, explain why some people commit crimes, and describe the nature and incidence of crime and the legal definitions of crimes. Additional chapters focus on the individual parts of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and the corrections system. Further chapters focus on the juvenile justice system and the reforms that have made it increasingly similar to the adult criminal justice system and intertwined with it. Figures, tables, photographs, illustrations, chapter summaries, chapter reference notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections policies; Court procedures; Police responsibilities
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