Criminal Justice: An Introduction

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Criminal Justice: An Introduction offers a current, lively and thorough introduction to criminal justice. Students are easily drawn to the intriguing field with coverage of past developments, contemporary issues, and tomorrow's challenges. This edition offers new material on diversity in the Criminal Justice System to help students better understand the system from the perspective of women and minorities. Manageable in terms of size and price, Criminal Justice: An Introduction offers a concise and affordable option to your Criminal Justice course.

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This softcover text offers a current, lively and thorough introduction to criminal justice. It draws students into this intruiging field with coverage of past developments, contemporary issues, and tomorrow's challenges. Manageable in terms of size and price, Criminal Justice: An Introduction offers a concise and affordable alternative to encyclopedic texts and more complete coverage than brief core texts.

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"In Their Own Words" boxes provide compelling first person accounts by practitioners in the field, providing students the opportunity to experience a typical day in their profession. Examples include: a day in the life of Elliot Gross, Chief Medical Examiner, Cape May, New Jersey, who reconstructs crimes at the scene of death, and Deborah Denno, a Fordham University law professor and expert witness, who takes us into the death chamber in the company of a condemned man.
"21st Century Challenges" boxes alert students to changes in the criminal justice system and responses to them (e.g. cyber policing: law enforcement on the information superhighway, no prison space for inmates, new victims of hate crimes).
A new final chapter, "Challenges for the 21st Century," focuses on issues pertaining to juvenile justice, victims and restorative justice, and the globalization of crime.
A Career Guide at the end of the text provides job descriptions, employment requirements, salaries, etc. Career icons are placed in the margins, throughout the book, next to the first substantive mention of each career featured in the career guide.
Increased pedagogy including "Thinking Critically About Criminal Justice" critical thinking questions, "Internet Connection" exercises at the end of each chapter, and web icons throughout the book to indicate content for which there is additional information on the book's Website.
Exciting headlined crime events, familiar to the general public, draw students into the text, where they are then taken beyond the headlines to explore the criminal justice significance. Examples include the Jonesboro Middle School massacre, unabomber Ted Kacynski, and child murderer, Jeremy Strohmeyer.
Key issues confronting criminal justice specialists today, such as new strategies in policing and court processing, innovative sentencing, and the role of independent counsel are examined throughout.
The popular "Crime Scene" boxes from the first edition continue to explore the most current topics, including "gangsta rap", road rage, and police stress.

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