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Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century, 14th edition

  • Frank Schmalleger

Published by Pearson (January 7th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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The gold standard for introductory criminal justice texts.

Best-selling and time-tested, Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century,continues to lead the field as the gold-standard for introductory criminal justice texts. Its comprehensive coverage focuses on the crime picture in America and on the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. Building upon the theme of individual freedom versus personal security, it challenges students to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American justice system as it adapts to the needs of a complex and rapidly changing society. An instructor and student favorite, the Fourteenth Edition continues its tradition of thorough analysis of today’s issues in an easy-to-read format.

 

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: What Is Criminal Justice?                                                

Chapter 2: The Crime Picture                                                            

Chapter 3: The Search for Causes                                                      

Chapter 4: Criminal Law                                                                   

Chapter 5: Policing: History and Structure                                        

Chapter 6: Policing: Purpose and Organization                                 

Chapter 7: Policing: Legal Aspects                                                    

Chapter 8: Policing: Issues and Challenges                                       

Chapter 9: The Courts: Structure and Participants                            

Chapter 10: Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial           

Chapter 11: Sentencing                                                                      

Chapter 12: Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections            

Chapter 13: Prisons and Jails                                                             

Chapter 14: Prison Life                                                                      

Chapter 15: Juvenile Justice                                                               

Chapter 16: Drugs and Crime                                                            

Chapter 17: Terrorism, Multinational Criminal Justice, and Global Issues    

Chapter 18: High-Technology Crimes

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