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NCJ Number: 183618 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Second Edition
Author(s): Cliff Roberson Ph.D.
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 569
Sponsoring Agency: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
Cincinnati, OH 45210
Publication Number: ISBN 0-942728-71-8
Sale Source: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
1203 Main Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45210
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text attempts to present a clear and balanced overview of the criminal justice system, covering the historical foundation of the criminal justice system through its contemporary form.
Abstract: The text is organized in five parts. The first part provides a basic foundation for the criminal justice system, with emphasis on individual rights versus law and order, due process, legal foundations of crime, the scope and classification of crime, the evolution of the criminal justice system, volume and rates of criminal activity, the role of discretion in criminal processes, and emerging crime trends. In discussing law enforcement issues and concepts, the second part deals with public-private contemporary law enforcement systems, the organization and operation of law enforcement systems, critical issues for law enforcement personnel, and police operations. The third part covers the court system in terms of the structure and role of courts, prosecutors, defense counsel, judges, caseloads, plea bargaining, pretrial and trial processes, and sentencing. The fourth part examines the structure and purpose of corrections, with consideration paid to the history of corrections, correctional institutions, rights of prisoners, community corrections, probation, parole, and electronic monitoring. The fifth part reviews special topics, such as juvenile justice, juvenile courts, juvenile gangs, criminal victimology and rights of victims, drug abuse, and the future of criminal justice. Endnotes, tables, figures, and photographs
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Court structure; Crime Causes; Crime Statistics; Criminal justice overview texts; Defense counsel; Drug abuse; Electronic monitoring of offenders; Future trends; History of criminal justice; Judges; Juvenile courts; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Parole; Police management; Police organizational structure; Police personnel; Police policies and procedures; Police responsibilities; Pretrial procedures; Prisoner's rights; Probation; Prosecution; Right to Due Process; Sentencing/Sanctions; Trial procedures; Victims rights
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