Criminal Justice in America

Author: George F. Cole
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337514880
Release Date: 2016-09-14
Genre: Education

This concise introductory criminal justice text uses an interdisciplinary approach to introduce students to the field's foundations and individual components, as well as to many contemporary controversies in the justice system. Through the use of current issues, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, efforts to reform sentencing and reduce prison populations, and the impact of new technologies, this book highlights societal developments that pose new challenges for criminal justice professionals. Created as an alternative to more encyclopedic introductory texts, this reader-friendly bestseller incorporates ideas, themes, and theories from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Ninth Edition, teaches students to become better citizens by helping them think critically about what justice means in our society and how individuals can play a role in defining that meaning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Justice

Author: Joel Samaha
Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth
ISBN: 0534645577
Release Date: 2005-06
Genre: Law

Samaha's CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Seventh Edition has retained its role as a leader in the introduction to criminal justice market. It offers a unique decision-making approach that engages students and promotes critical thinking while providing a thorough and engaging introduction to the field. This edition retains and enhances these strengths with such features as "Fact or Fiction?"-a new feature that gets students thinking about the major topics at the beginning of each chapter, "Make Your Decision"-a new multi-page section that concludes each chapter, and "Criminal Justice and Technology" -a new feature that highlights the impact of rapidly changing technology on the system. The new format includes a rich variety of full-color illustrations and photos that add to the engaging writing to hold students' interest. Also, the book features up-to-the-minute coverage of the hottest topics in the field, including the impact of world terrorism and rapidly changing technologies. This manageable 15-chapter text now includes separate chapters on the explanations of criminal behavior (Chapter 3), on trial and guilty pleas (Chapter 10) and on juvenile justice (Chapter 15).

The American System of Criminal Justice

Author: George F. Cole
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305886919
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

This classic best seller, commonly referred to as The Eagle, helps students discover the challenges of pursuing justice in our society and identify the roles individuals play in the criminal justice system. Using an interdisciplinary lens, THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 15th Edition, presents elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. This approach challenges students to ask important questions and recognize contemporary problems as the means to build their understanding of the system's components and stages as well as its human consequences and policy challenges. The text offers a comprehensive introduction to the field with solid scholarship and approachable writing, and holds student attention with current, compelling events and cases. The combination of these elements helps prepare students to participate in the system as citizens and future criminal justice practitioners. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

America s Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Author: David W. Neubauer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305446106
Release Date: 2015-02-15
Genre: Education

The premier choice for Courts courses for decades, this popular text offers a comprehensive explanation of the courts and the criminal justice system, presented in a streamlined, straightforward manner that appeals to instructors and students alike. Neubauer and Fradella's crisp and clear writing, characterized by the organization of material into brief sections within chapters, ensures that readers gain a firm handle on the material. At the same time, the text's innovative courtroom workhouse model -- which focuses on the interrelationships among the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney -- brings the courtroom to life. AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM has long been known for the way it gives students an accurate glimpse of what it is like to work within the American criminal justice system, and the Twelfth Edition is no exception. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Author: Larry Siegel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495095415
Release Date: 2007-01-03
Genre: Social Science

Want to get the most out of your introduction to criminal justice course and ace your exams? Let best-selling authors Larry J. Siegel and Joseph J. Senna show you the way in this Eleventh Edition of INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Siegel and Senna take you on an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems. Helping you understand even the most complex concepts and topics, this Eleventh Edition includes plenty of learning tools to guide your study. With a new Careers in Criminal Justice feature in every chapter, interactive online tools, and many real-world criminal justice examples throughout, you will discover the rewards and challenges that criminal justice professionals experience daily. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminology Theories Patterns and Typologies

Author: Larry J. Siegel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337514910
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Education

The bestselling text on the market -- now in its thirteenth edition -- CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. In addition to its unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, the text is unrivaled in its strong research base and currency. The chapters in Part Three (Crime Typologies) cover some of the hottest issues in the field today: ISIL and terrorism, mass shootings, green crime, transnational crime, and cybercrime. Packed with real-world illustrations, the thirteenth edition is completely updated and includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, newsworthy examples, and hundreds of new references. Renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies, Dr. Siegel encourages students to weigh the evidence and form their own conclusions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Justice in Action The Core

Author: Larry K. Gaines
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337092142
Release Date: 2016-09-14
Genre: Education

Concise and career focused, with cutting-edge topic coverage, the exciting new CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 9th Edition, delivers an accessible, applied, and real-world introduction to the field. Gripping photos and an engaging magazine-like layout make this succinct text ideal for a fast-paced course and visual learners. The text presents topics and cases straight from today's headlines, putting students in the center of the action with vivid, relatable examples that demonstrate the core principles of the American justice system at work. Reflecting reviewer feedback, the text combines just the right depth of coverage with innovative media resources and a wealth of learning tools that appeal to a variety of learning styles. This edition features extensive ethics coverage, practical career guidance (including how to research professions on LinkedIn), and thought-provoking new material on controversial social issues and criminal justice policies. What’s more, the MindTap that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with video cases, career-based decision-making scenarios, visual summaries, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice

Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305856585
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

Packed with current, real-world examples, ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 9th Edition offers comprehensive, balanced, and practical coverage of ethics across all three arms of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and corrections. Readers find coverage of the philosophical principles and theories that are the foundation of ethical decision-making, as well as the latest challenges and issues in criminal justice -- the militarization of the police, mass imprisonment, wrongful convictions, the misuse of power by elected officials and/or other public servants, and more. The text provides a wealth of hands-on exercises as well as such insightful features as In the News boxes spotlighting recent examples of misconduct. For those studying or contemplating a career in criminal justice, real-life cases and situations demonstrate the significance of ethics in today's criminal justice arena. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Media Crime and Criminal Justice

Author: Ray Surette
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285459059
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Social Science

MEDIA, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE is the definitive text on media and criminal justice. The book features impeccable scholarship, a direct and approachable style, and an engaging format--supported by visual examples and sidebar material that complements the narrative. With the ever-increasing role of media in both reporting crime and shaping it into infotainment, the importance of the interplay between contemporary media and the criminal justice system is greater today than ever before. Author Ray Surette comprehensively surveys this interplay and showcases its impact, emphasizing that people use media-provided knowledge to construct a picture of the world and then act based on this constructed reality. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Big Prisons Big Dreams

Author: Michael Lynch
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813541402
Release Date: 2007-08-31
Genre: Social Science

The American prison system has grown tenfold since the 1970s, but crime rates in the United States have not decreased. This doesn't surprise Michael J. Lynch, a critical criminologist, who argues that our oversized prison system is a product of our consumer culture, the public's inaccurate beliefs about controlling crime, and the government's criminalizing of the poor. While deterrence and incapacitation theories suggest that imprisoning more criminals and punishing them leads to a reduction in crime, case studies, such as one focusing on the New York City jail system between 1993 and 2003, show that a reduction in crime is unrelated to the size of jail populations. Although we are locking away more people, Lynch explains that we are not targeting the worst offenders. Prison populations are comprised of the poor, and many are incarcerated for relatively minor robberies and violence. America's prison expansion focused on this group to the exclusion of corporate and white collar offenders who create hazardous workplace and environmental conditions that lead to deaths and injuries, and enormous economic crimes. If America truly wants to reduce crime, Lynch urges readers to rethink cultural values that equate bigger with better.

White collar Crime in America

Author: Jay S. Albanese
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0023012617
Release Date: 1995
Genre: True Crime

A systematic typology of white collar crime based on criminal justice categories rather than a sociological approach.

Understanding American Government The Essentials

Author: Susan Welch
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495501176
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Genre: Political Science

UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: THE ESSENTIALS is a streamlined and highly accessible new text that offers a comprehensive introduction to American government in a condensed, affordable edition designed for today's busy students and instructors. Based on the popular award-winning UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT--now in its 11th edition--the text incorporates the same proven methodology; powerful teaching tools; and detailed, up-to-date research within a focused framework likely to appeal to even the most reluctant readers. In this lively, enjoyable text, exploration of important current issues such as diversity and minority rights complements effective coverage of the basic history, institutions, and processes of American government. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Law

Author: Thomas J. Gardner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305966369
Release Date: 2016-09-28
Genre: Education

Highly accessible and student friendly, Gardner and Anderson's CRIMINAL LAW, 13th Edition, combines a traditional presentation and organization with a prescriptive approach to teaching criminal law. A longtime market leader -- a favorite of professors and students alike for over three decades -- is ideal for instructors who want a more narrative, descriptive approach with fewer lengthy case excerpts. Updated throughout, the text exposes students to the language of criminal law without overwhelming them, while delivering comprehensive coverage of all the major components of substantive criminal law. Features like the chapter-opening vignettes, You Be the Judge, and Case Close-Up boxes explore current problems and issues and provide a series of problems/case studies that can be used to focus students on specific learning tasks. This edition also includes updated learning tools that help students of all backgrounds quickly master even complex legal topics. What’s more, the MindTap that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with video cases, career-based decision-making scenarios, visual summaries, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Procedure Law and Practice

Author: Rolando V. del Carmen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305577367
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

Packed with examples from real-world situations faced by today’s law enforcement professionals, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: LAW AND PRACTICE, 10th Edition gives readers a practical and authoritative look at the most current guidelines in criminal procedure. Comprehensive and accurate without bogging readers down in unnecessary details, the text includes cutting-edge coverage of the law as it relates to arrests, searches and seizures, vehicle stops, use of force, interrogations, and line-ups. It also discusses current topics such as racial profiling, DNA evidence, plea bargaining, seizures of text/email messages, and many others. Interesting case briefs, sample police forms, hypothetical cases, and coverage of the most recent Supreme Court rulings keep the text as relevant as ever. Its clear, reader-friendly presentation makes law enforcement concepts easy to understand and apply. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.