Cj 2017

Paperback | January 19, 2017

byJames A Fagin

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For courses in Criminal Justice


Brief. Affordable. Visual.
CJ 2017 provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at the criminal justice system that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. By focusing on these core concepts, students will gain true understanding of the material, without becoming overwhelmed with unnecessary information. The book's conversation-starting pedagogy encourages active participation in learning, moving students beyond memorization by engaging them in the latest research findings and current events shaping the field.


Over 500 changes and updates in CJ 2017 –including new U.S. Supreme Court cases, new debate about the police and its relationship with the minority community, and new developments in homeland security–reflect the changes in the field of criminal justice in 2015 and 2016.


CJ 2017 is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

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For courses in Criminal Justice Brief. Affordable. Visual. CJ 2017 provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at the criminal justice system that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. By focusing on these core concepts, students will gain true understandin...

Dr. James A. Fagin has taught in the criminal justice field since 1973. He has taught undergraduate and graduate classes and has taught criminal justice classes for military officers at Command and General Staff College. Dr. Fagin has authored over a dozen criminal justice texts. One of the things that has helped Dr. Fagin in producin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.7 inPublished:January 19, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134548639

ISBN - 13:9780134548630

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Criminal Justice
  2. Crime: The Search for Understanding
  3. Measuring Crime and Victimization
  4. Criminal Law: Crimes and the Limits of Law
  5. An Overview of Law Enforcement: History, Agencies, Personnel, and Strategies
  6. Oversight and Professionalism of Law Enforcement
  7. The Court System Courtroom Participants and the Trial
  8. Sentencing Jails and Prisons
  9. Probation and Parole
  10. Corrections in the Community
  11. The Juvenile Justice System
  12. Homeland Security