Criminal Justice: The Essentials

Paperback | September 29, 2015

bySteven P. Lab, Marian R. Williams, Jefferson E. Holcomb

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A flexible and cost-effective alternative to larger texts, Criminal Justice: The Essentials, Fourth Edition, covers all the fundamental issues faced by law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice, leaving detailed specifics and tangential topics to the discretion ofinstructors to cover in class.With abundant examples - and just the right amount of sidebars and "highlights" - Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition, is an excellent resource for introducing students to the essential issues in the field. Visit the Companion Website for a wealth of student and instructor resources.

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A flexible and cost-effective alternative to larger texts, Criminal Justice: The Essentials, Fourth Edition, covers all the fundamental issues faced by law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice, leaving detailed specifics and tangential topics to the discretion ofinstructors to cover in class.With abundant examples...

Steven P. Lab is Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice at Bowling Green State University. Marian R. Williams is Assistant Chairperson of and Professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University. Jefferson E. Holcomb is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Appalachian State University. Me...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.59 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019027252X

ISBN - 13:9780190272524

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Crime, Criminal Justice, and Policy2. Issues of Law3. Policing and Law Enforcement4. The Court System5. Institutional Corrections6. Community Corrections7. The Juvenile Justice SystemGlossaryBibliographyIndex

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"The authors present the relevant material, offer suggestions for other readings that may be useful, and provide critical-thinking exercises that can be used to help stimulate class discussion. They also include links to relevant online sources that supplement the material discussed in thetext." --Tristin Kilgallon, Ohio Northern University