Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, Student Value Edition

Loose Leaf | January 6, 2015

byFrank J. Schmalleger

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For courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice


The gold standard for criminal justice texts

Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, Eleventh Edition offers a contemporary, authoritative look at crime in America with a focus on police, courts, and corrections. To make information resonate with students, Schmalleger asks readers to consider the  balance between freedom and security issues and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American justice system as it adapts to cultural, political, and societal changes. An interactive website along with author tweets (@schmalleger) extends chapter material and provides up-to-the minute information on this ever-evolving field. Its unifying theme, unmatched timeliness, and coverage of trends and technology make this text the standard by which all other brief texts are judged.


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For courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice The gold standard for criminal justice texts Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, Eleventh Edition offers a contemporary, authoritative look at crime in America with a focus on police, courts, and corrections. To make information resonate with students, Schmalleger asks re...

Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and The Ohio State University, having earned both a master's (1970) and a doctorate in sociology (1974) from The Ohio State University with a special emphasis in criminology...

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Format:Loose LeafDimensions:528 pages, 10.9 × 8.2 × 0.6 inPublished:January 6, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133814459

ISBN - 13:9780133814453

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Table of Contents

PART 1 Crime in America

1. What Is Criminal Justice? 1

2. The Crime Picture 22

3. Criminal Law 61

PART 2 Policing

4. Policing: Purpose and Organization 90

5. Policing: Legal Aspects 124

6. Policing: Issues and Challenges 168

PART 3 Adjudication

7. The Courts 207

8. The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial 231

9. Sentencing 265

PART 4 Corrections

10. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections 308

11. Prisons and Jails 337

12. Prison Life 364

PART 5 The Juvenile Justice System

13. Juvenile Justice 400