Criminal Justice: An Introduction, 14th edition

  • Frank Schmalleger

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Overview

Criminal Justice: An Introduction examines crime in the US, with a focus on police, courts and corrections. You’ll contemplate the fine line separating freedom from security. You’ll also evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the US justice system. A wealth of internet resources along with author tweets (@schmalleger) build on concepts, while keeping pace with changes in the field.

The 14th Edition evaluates the impact of social media and cybercrime on US efforts to adapt to an increasingly multicultural society. It adds four new types of social justice boxes (Reimagining Justice, Is It Fair?, Voices of Diversity and Justice-Informed Policing) that question the viability of our freedoms in the context of an evermore dangerous world.

Published by Pearson (February 28th 2024) - Copyright © 2025

ISBN-13: 9780138185312

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Overview

PART 1: CRIME IN AMERICA

  1. What Is Criminal Justice?
  2. The Crime Picture
  3. Criminal Law

PART 2: POLICING

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

PART 3: ADJUDICATION

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

PART 4: CORRECTIONS

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

PART 5: JUVENILE JUSTICE

  1. Justice-Involved Youth

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