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NCJ Number: 94170 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice in America - A Human Perspective Instructor's Manual
Author(s): H J Vetter; L Territo
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 439
Sponsoring Agency: West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Sale Source: West Publishing Co
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St Paul, MN 55164
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is intended to help instructors prepare lectures and examinations for criminal justice courses dealing with the nature of crime and various aspects of the operations of police, courts, and corrections.
Abstract: The opening unit of the course compares and contrasts the crime problems faced by Americans in earlier times with those confronting contemporary society, followed by a unit on crime, deviance, and criminal law. Other units on crime deal with factors and theories in criminality and the nature and distribution of crime. Units focusing on police responsibilities consider police operations and the crime laboratory as well as trends, issues, and problems in law enforcement. Units pertaining to court-related operations address prosecution, defense, pretrial procedures, the courts, the criminal trial, and sentencing and postsentencing. Units on corrections consider jails and detention; correctional institutions; social, political, and racial forces in American prisons; and alternatives to confinement. A unit is devoted to juvenile justice, and the remaining units cover the victims of crime and crime control and prevention. The instructor's manual provides a concise statement of the major themes of each unit, followed by a unit outline and lecture notes which correspond to the major headings in each unit. Also included are answers to the discussion and review questions, audiovisual supplementary class material, an annotated bibliography of 54 listings, and transparency masters. For the textbook, see NCJ 93471.
Index Term(s): Criminal justice education; Criminal justice overview texts; Criminal justice system analysis; Instructional aids
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