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For introductory courses in criminal justice.

An introduction to criminal justice through the lens of freedom and security

Built around the theme of tension between individual rights and public order, Revel Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century guides criminal justice students in the struggle to find a satisfying balance between freedom and security. Its comprehensive coverage focuses on the crime picture in the US and the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. Schmalleger challenges students to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American justice system. The 16th Edition has been updated throughout with current issues and enhanced with additional "Freedom or Safety" boxes, which time and again question the viability of our freedoms in a world that has grown ever more dangerous.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience – for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Table of contents

1. What Is Criminal Justice?
2. The Crime Picture
3. The Search for Causes
4. Criminal Law

5. Policing: History and Structure
6. Policing: Purpose and Organization
7. Policing: Legal Aspects
8. Policing: Issues and Challenges

9. The Courts: Structure and Participants
10. Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial
11. Sentencing

12. Probation, Parole, and Reentry
13. Prisons and Jails
14. Prison Life

15. Juvenile Justice
16. Drugs and Crime
17. Terrorism, Multinational Criminal Justice, and Global Issues
18. High-Technology Crimes

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