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Often considered the best reference in its niche, Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (9th Edition) is a critically acclaimed introductory text on crime, justice, the police, and corrections, emphasizing the need to keep mutual respect for individual rights and societal interests. Authored by Frank Schmalleger, it is one of the most authoritative books...
Often considered the best reference in its niche, Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (9th Edition) is a critically acclaimed introductory text on crime, justice, the police, and corrections, emphasizing the need to keep mutual respect for individual rights and societal interests. Authored by Frank Schmalleger, it is one of the most authoritative books written on the subject, with complete introduction to all the basic principles of criminal justice. It cleverly uses an effective visual approach, integrating graphic illustrations to emphasize important concepts as well as timely issues that make the material more relevant in today's setting. Students will appreciate the study tools that can be used with the book, as the author offers an extension of the material through the interactive website, which has been established to help students better learn the text. Schmalleger even writes tweets that offer the latest scoop on the ever dynamic field. With its unifying theme, Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (9th Edition) ISBN 9780137069835 also covers different facets of criminal justice, from the different types and sources of criminal law, to criminal trial, police administration, prisons, adjudication and sentencing. The book is divided into 5 parts, the first of which covers crime in America, offering introduction to criminal justice, law, and the crime picture. Part 2 is about police work, the purpose of policing, its legal aspects, and some controversial issues and challenges that the police force face. Part 3 discusses adjudication, followed by corrections, probation, prisons, and prison life, community corrections, and parole, which are all discussed in part 4. The final section of the pool talks about juvenile justice and the system that encompasses it. Author Frank Schmalleger has a PhD in sociology (specializing in criminology) from the Ohio State University, and has taught and directed various sociology and criminology programs throughout his career.
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