Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century, 16th edition

  • Frank Schmalleger

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Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century is your guide to examine criminal justice through the lens of freedom and security. You'll focus on the crime picture in the US and the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. Informed by the text's comprehensive coverage, the author empowers you to evaluate the American justice system, as you seek to preserve individual rights and public order.

The 16th Edition has been updated throughout with current issues. The text has also been enhanced with additional "Freedom or Safety" boxes, which time and again question the viability of our freedoms in a world that has grown ever more dangerous.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780137498673

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Table of contents

Brief Contents

PART I: CRIME IN AMERICA

  1. What Is Criminal Justice?
  2. The Crime Picture
  3. The Search for Causes
  4. Criminal Law

PART II: POLICING

  1. Policing: History and Structure
  2. Policing: Purpose and Organization
  3. Policing: Legal Aspects
  4. Policing: Issues and Challenges

PART III: ADJUDICATION

  1. The Courts: Structure and Participants
  2. Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial
  3. Sentencing

PART IV: CORRECTIONS

  1. Probation, Parole, and Reentry
  2. Prisons and Jails
  3. Prison Life

PART V: SPECIAL ISSUES

  1. Juvenile Justice
  2. Drugs and Crime
  3. Terrorism, Multinational Criminal Justice, and Global Issues
  4. High-Technology Crimes

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