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NCJ Number: 157924 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice
Author(s): F Adler; G O W Mueller; W S Laufer
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 625
Sponsoring Agency: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co
New York, NY 10020
Publication Number: ISBN 0-07-000457-9
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: This criminal justice textbook focuses on crime and criminal justice, police, courts, corrections, and complementary justice systems.
Abstract: Intended for use by college students, the textbook contains five parts. The first part acquaints students with crime as a social problem, crime measurement, and the conceptualization of crime under law. The second part covers the history and organization of the police, police functions, the rule of law in law enforcement, and police officers and their lifestyles. The third part deals with the origin and role of courts, lawyers and judges, prosecution and adjudication, and sentencing. The fifth part examines the field of corrections, including institutional corrections and community-based alternatives to institutionalization. In discussing complementary justice systems, the final part of the textbook looks at juvenile justice, justice for crime victims, and international and comparative criminal justice. An appendix contains the U.S. Constitution. Notes, tables, figures, illustrations, and photographs
Main Term(s): Criminology overview texts
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (adult); Comparative criminology; Corrections; Course materials; Courts; Criminal justice overview texts; History of policing; Juvenile justice system; Juveniles; Law enforcement overview texts; Police organizational structure; Victims of Crime
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