Explaining Criminal Justice (häftad)
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Williams, Marian / Holcomb, Jefferson E. / King, William R. / Buerger, Michael E.
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23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
Explaining Criminal Justice (häftad)

Explaining Criminal Justice

Häftad Engelska, 2007-04-01
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Explaining Criminal Justice is the first brief survey text designed for students entering the field of criminal justice who lack a criminal justice background.

This primer's helpful shorthand presentation will be useful to students in a variety of ways:
* Defines key terminology and issues in an easily understood format.
* Offers a basic understanding of the component parts of the criminal justice system and how they interrelate.
* Provides coverage of all major issuesplus a realistic overview of the criminal justice system.

Each chapter features a list of key terms, brief discussions of the important issues under each topic, discussions of emerging issues and concerns in the field, references for all key topics, a brief bibliography, and appropriate website listings.
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Larry Mays, New Mexico State University Occasionally someone comes along with a totally new idea for a book ... Lab, Williams, Holcomb, King, and Buerger hit all of the major topics in order to get uninitiated students up-to-speed in situations where they have not previously studied criminal justice. I like this approach.

how to introduce criminal justice to students whose major is not criminal justice. The book is well written, a reliable and solid contribution ... I strongly endorse it. I find this a novel and interesting approach, one that fills a gap in the available literature

Olga Tsoudis, Wayne State University The approach is excellent. How have we survived so long without this text? This is an excellent overview for students without a criminal justice background.

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CHAPTER 1: CRIME AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ; Introduction: What Is Crime? ; The Philosophies of the Criminal Justice System ; A System of Checks and Balances ; The Four C's of the Criminal Justice System (Citizens, Cops, Courts, and Corrections) ; Recent Trends in Criminal Justice ; Suggested Readings ; CHAPTER 2: THEORIES/EXPLANATIONS OF CRIME ; Introduction ; Theoretical Schools of Thought ; Biological Explanations ; Psychological Explanations ; Sociological Explanations ; Theory Integration ; Suggested Readings ; CHAPTER 3: POLICING AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ; Introduction ; Structure ; Organization ; Police Work and Career Paths ; Historical Background ; The American Experience ; Enduring Elements and Issues ; Future Issues ; Suggested Readings ; CHAPTER 4: COURTS AND LEGAL ISSUES ; Introduction ; Federal Court System ; State Court Systems ; Court Actors ; Movement of Cases Through the Court System ; Current Issues ; Suggested Readings ; CHAPTER 5: CORRECTIONS ; Introduction ; Contemporary Corrections ; Punishment in Contemporary America ; Sentencing and Sanctions ; Available Sanctions ; Future Issues Facing Corrections ; Suggested Readings ; CHAPTER 6: THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM ; Introduction ; Defining Delinquency ; The Development of the Juvenile Justice System ; The Philosophy of the System ; The Police and Juveniles ; The Juvenile Court ; Due Process for Juveniles ; Juvenile Corrections ; Special Topics ; Suggested Readings