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NCJ Number: 218281 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 7th Edition
Author(s): Frank Schmalleger Ph.D.
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 566
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall (Pearson Education)
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-225247-3
Sale Source: Prentice Hall (Pearson Education)
One Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This edition of Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction focuses on the overall crime picture in America and the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections along with enhancements, and provides quick access to comprehensive information on the latest up-to-date happenings in the criminal justice field.
Abstract: The always evolving theme of individual rights versus public order has been a hallmark feature of Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction since the first edition, and continues to be more important as the years progress. This seventh edition contains updated statistics and current trends in criminal justice. There is a continually updated Companion Web site which offers accessible technology to keep students current with all the latest news in criminal justice. New to the seventh edition are the full online capabilities with Blackboard, Web CT, and Course Compass. In addition, there is a new chapter on juvenile justice including the history of juvenile justice, the legal environment, and the current juvenile justice process. New ethics and professionalism boxes enhance emphasis on ethics and stress the importance of ethical behavior for the criminal justice professional. Additional information is provided on transportation security, a growing trend in the market where there are more career opportunities. Coverage of issues related to today include death penalty, hate crimes, multiculturalism and diversity, crime against women, terrorism, evidence-based policing, electronic eavesdropping, violence in the line of duty, trial initiation, restorative justice, intensive supervision, homosexuality in prison, geriatric offenders, juvenile justice system versus adult, and more. The textbook is divided into five main parts: crime in America, policing, adjudication, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. As accelerated change engulfs the American criminal justice system in the 21st century, it is appropriate that a streamlined and up-to-date book, such as this become a necessary reference in the hands of students. Tables, figures, photographs, exhibits, appendixes A-B, notes, and indexes
Main Term(s): Criminal justice overview texts
Index Term(s): Conflict resolution; Corrections effectiveness; Course materials; Criminal justice system analysis; Criminal justice system effectiveness; History of corrections; History of criminal justice; History of policing; Juvenile justice system; Police effectiveness; Police reform
Note: Annotated Instructor's Edition
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