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Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 12th edition

  • Frank Schmalleger

Published by Pearson (July 7th 2017) - Copyright © 2018

12th edition


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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 Community Corrections
11. Prisons and Jails
12. Prison Life
PART 5: The Juvenile Justice System
13. Juvenile Justice

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