Introduction to Criminal Justice by Robert M BohmIntroduction to Criminal Justice by Robert M Bohm

Introduction to Criminal Justice

byRobert M Bohm, Keith N Haley

Hardcover | June 15, 2017

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"We are convinced that a good education in criminal justice--and in liberal arts generally--can significantly improve the performance of most criminal justice personnel by equipping them, as this text does, to think critically, act ethically, and solve problems effectively. Introduction to Criminal Justice, Ninth Edition, is not just for students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice, however. It is also for students who simply want to learn more about this important social institution, which is vital to a free and democratic society. All citizens need to know their legal rights and responsibilities. The better informed citizens are, the better able they are to protect themselves. A major theme of this book is that much of what the public "knows" about criminal justice in the United States is myth--that is, it is either wrong or significantly misunderstood. Consequently, in addition to presenting current, accurate information about criminal justice in the United States and generally accepted interpretations of historical and modern developments, this book "sets the record straight" in areas where, we believe, many people are being misled. With the help of a quality education in criminal justice, people will feel more comfortable and better equipped to participate in criminal justice policy formulation. They will also be more effective in solving problems in their communities. They will have the critical thinking skills they need if they are to be constructive participants in a democratic nation and to have greater control over their own destinies"--
Title:Introduction to Criminal JusticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:11.2 × 8.8 × 0.9 inPublished:June 15, 2017Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0077860500

ISBN - 13:9780077860509

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Table of Contents


Part One: The Foundations of Criminal Justice

Chapter One: Crime and Justice in the United States

Chapter Two: Crime and Its Consequences

Chapter Three: Explaining Crime

Chapter Four: The Rule of Law

Part Two: Law Enforcement

Chapter Five: History and Structure of American Law Enforcement

Chapter Six: Policing: Roles, Styles, and Functions

Chapter Seven: Policing America: Issues and Ethics

Part Three: The Courts

Chapter Eight: The Administration of Justice

Chapter Nine: Sentencing, Appeals, and the Death Penalty

Part Four: Corrections

Chapter Ten: Institutional Corrections

Chapter Eleven: Prison Life, Inmate Rights, Release, and Recidivism

Chapter Twelve: Community Corrections

Part Five: Additional Issues in Criminal Justice

Chapter Thirteen: Juvenile Justice

Chapter Fourteen: The Future of Criminal Justice in the United States