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For courses in Criminal Justice

Brief. Affordable. Visual.
CJ 2017 provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at the criminal justice system that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. By focusing on these core concepts, students will gain true understanding of the material, without becoming overwhelmed with unnecessary information. The book's conversation-starting pedagogy encourages active participation in learning, moving students beyond memorization by engaging them in the latest research findings and current events shaping the field.

Over 500 changes and updates in CJ 2017—including new U.S. Supreme Court cases, new debate about the police and its relationship with the minority community, and new developments in homeland security—reflect the changes in the field of criminal justice in 2015 and 2016.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Criminal Justice                                

Chapter 2: Crime: The Search for Understanding

Chapter 3: Measuring Crime and Victimization

Chapter 4: Criminal Law: Crimes and Limits of the Law

Chapter 5: An Overview of Law Enforcement: History, Agencies, Personnel, and Strategies

Chapter 6: Oversight and Professionalism of Law Enforcement

Chapter 7: The Court System

Chapter 8: Courtroom Participants and the Trial

Chapter 9 Sentencing

Chapter 10: Jails and Prisons

Chapter 11: Probation and Parole

Chapter 12: Corrections in the Community

Chapter 13: The Juvenile Justice System

Chapter 14: Homeland Security

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