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NCJ Number: 160354 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition
Author(s): S T Reid
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 750
Sponsoring Agency: W.C. Brown Communication, Inc
Dubuque, IA 52001
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56134-454-0
Sale Source: W.C. Brown Communication, Inc
2460 Kerper Blvd.
P.O. Box 539
Dubuque, IA 52001
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook provides an overview of criminal justice system and detailed analyses of the police, criminal courts, corrections, and juvenile justice.
Abstract: An introduction discusses the nature of criminal law, the concept of crime, defenses, crime rates, and components of criminal justice systems and introduces the criminal cases of O.J. Simpson, Susan Smith, and the Menendez brothers as examples that will be cited throughout the text. The section on policing explores the structure and function of policing and the major problems and issues experienced by police. The analysis of courts examines the procedures and issues that arise from arrest through sentencing and appeals. The chapters on corrections examine both institutional and community corrections, with particular attention on interactions between inmates and correctional guards, legal issues regarding prison conditions, community supervision, the specific characteristics of the juvenile justice system, and the handling of serious juvenile offenders. Figures, tables, photographs, chapter notes, detailed study guide for the entire text, glossary, and index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections policies; Court system; Criminal justice system policy; Criminal justice system reform; Police responsibilities
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