Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction

Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 13th edition

  • Frank Schmalleger

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Overview

Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction is your guide to examine crime in the US with a focus on police, courts, and corrections. You'll contemplate the fine line separating freedom from security and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American justice system. A wealth of Internet resources along with author tweets (@schmalleger) build on central ideas in the text, while keeping pace with changes in a continually changing field.

The 13th Edition emphasizes the need for systemic change. The text includes revised coverage of large-scale crimes pervasive in the US, as well as policing issues and challenges. Content involving sentencing guidelines and the state laws that are redefining the age of criminal responsibility has also been updated.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137540648

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Table of contents

PART 1: CRIME IN AMERICA
1. What Is Criminal Justice?
2. The Crime Picture
3. Criminal Law

PART 2: POLICING
4. Policing: Purpose and Organization
5. Policing: Legal Aspects
6. Policing: Issues and Challenges

PART 3: ADJUDICATION
7. The Courts
8. The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial
9. Sentencing

PART 4: CORRECTIONS
10. Probation, Parole, and Reentry
11. Prisons and Jails
12. Prison Life

PART 5: THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
13. Juvenile Justice

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