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NCJ Number: 65139 Find in a Library
Title: INTRODUCTION TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AN OVERVIEW OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND ITS COMPONENTS, 2ND EDITION
Author(s): T F ADAMS
Corporate Author: Prentice Hall
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 414
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Sale Source: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS TEXTBOOK FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENTS PRESENTS A BROAD EXAMINATION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND COVERS LEGISLATION, POLICE, COURTS, AND CORRECTIONS, AS WELL AS CONSTITUTIONAL CONSIDERATIONS.
Abstract: BEGINNING WITH AN OVERVIEW OF THE TOTAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND ALL OF ITS COMPONENTS, THE TEXT EXAMINES THE CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS FOR CREATION OF THE SYSTEM AND BRIEFLY REVIEWS SOME OF THE MORE SIGNIFICANT COURT CASES INVOLVING CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES IN POLICE AND COURT PROCEDURES. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ON THE EVOLUTION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROVIDES THE BASIS FOR A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF WHAT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS, WHAT ITS COMPONENT PARTS ARE, AND HOW IT OPERATES IN MODERN SOCIETY. THE SELECTION, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS IS DISCUSSED, AS ARE THE ISSUES OF ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM, AND THE PUBLIC IMAGE WHICH HELP DETERMINE HOW THE PROFESSIONAL SHOULD PERFORM IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC. FINALLY, THE FUTURE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERED, WITH ATTENTION TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PRESIDENT'S CRIME COMMISSION FROM 1965 TO 1967, I.E., THE OMNIBUS CRIME BILL, AND VARIOUS OTHER LEGISLATION THAT HAS LED TO INNOVATIVE PROCEDURES AND CHANGES IN ATTITUDES. ALSO EXAMINED ARE THE SPECIFIC GOALS RECOMMENDED BY THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND GOALS. EACH CHAPTER CONTAINS EXERCISES, STUDY QUESTIONS, AND RECOMMENDED PROJECTS FOR ADDITIONAL STUDY. TABLES, REFERENCES, AND AN INDEX ARE PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--PRG)
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Corrections; Courts; Criminal justice education; Criminal justice overview texts; Criminology; Instructional aids; Legislation; National Advisory Committee Criminal Justice Standards and Goals; Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act; Police; Professional conduct and ethics
Note: PRENTICE HALL SERIES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
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