INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CURRENT PERSPECTIVES FROM INFOTRAC includes timely articles on the Criminal Justice System, Police and Law Enforcement, Courts and the Adjudication System and the Correctional System. These articles are an ideal supplement to our Introduction to Criminal Justice texts as it provides current examples and goes into more detail about current issues. Along with the reader, students are given access to an entire library's worth of reliable sources with INFOTRAC College Edition, an online university library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals.
Edited by George Ackerman of the Police Academy at Palm Beach State College, LAW AND COURTS: CURRENT PERSPECTIVES FROM INFOTRAC includes concise, timely articles on the federal and state courts, crime, civil law, and the role of prosecutors and defense attorneys in the criminal courts. These articles are a perfect supplement to our Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Courts texts. Along with the reader, students gain access to an entire library’s worth of reliable sources with INFOTRAC College Edition, an online university library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Formerly a Nelson Hall title, this comprehensive introduction to the basics of criminal justice research introduces simple research methodologies and gradually advances to more complicated ones. The text describes elementary descriptive and inferential statistics, demonstrates research techniques, and examines the various scientific perspectives used in research today. This approach encourages students to think critically about the research they will encounter in their studies as well as think about ways they can conduct their own research.
Open this book and step into America’s court system! With Neubauer and Fradella’s best seller, you will see for yourself what it is like to be a judge, a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and more. This fascinating and well-researched book gives you a realistic sense of being in the courthouse, enabling you to quickly gain an understanding of what it is like to work in and be a part of the American criminal justice system. The book’s approach, which focuses on the courthouse players, makes it easy to understand each person’s important role in bringing a case through the court process. Throughout the book, the authors highlight not only the pivotal role of the criminal courts but also the court’s importance and impact on society as a whole. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This classic best seller, commonly referred to as The Eagle, helps students discover the challenges of pursuing justice in our society and identify the roles individuals play in the criminal justice system. Using an interdisciplinary lens, THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 16th Edition, presents elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. This approach challenges students to ask important questions and recognize contemporary problems as the means to build their understanding of the system's components and stages as well as its human consequences and policy challenges. Cole, Smith, and DeJong offer solid scholarship, approachable writing, and current, compelling events and cases that hold students' attention, thereby preparing them to participate in the system as citizens and future criminal justice practitioners. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Policy in Criminal Justice
Author: Michael Fischer
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
The latest book from Cengage Learning on Current Perspectives
Packed with current, real-world examples, ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 9th Edition offers comprehensive, balanced, and practical coverage of ethics across all three arms of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and corrections. Readers find coverage of the philosophical principles and theories that are the foundation of ethical decision-making, as well as the latest challenges and issues in criminal justice -- the militarization of the police, mass imprisonment, wrongful convictions, the misuse of power by elected officials and/or other public servants, and more. The text provides a wealth of hands-on exercises as well as such insightful features as In the News boxes spotlighting recent examples of misconduct. For those studying or contemplating a career in criminal justice, real-life cases and situations demonstrate the significance of ethics in today's criminal justice arena. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
NOT SOLD SEPARATELY. This 24-page guide helps students to make efficient use of the InfoTrac® College Edition database. Includes log-in help, a search tips sheet, and a topic list of suggested keyword search terms for criminal justice.
Criminal Justice in Action
Author: Larry K. Gaines, Roger LeRoy Miller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The Eighth Edition of CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION places you in the center of the action and helps you learn about criminal justice. You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key concepts and read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Chapter material will make sense, thanks to straight-from-the-headlines vignettes that begin every chapter. Knowing what's important is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced throughout the chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 11th Edition, provides students with thorough, objective coverage of all the latest research in the field, cutting-edge topical and case discussions, and the richest examination of career options to be found in a criminal justice text -- all in fewer than 500 pages. The text is ideal for those who want the proven reliability of Siegel and Worrall's authorship in a shorter, paperback presentation. The authors make their impeccable scholarship accessible by using integrated learning objectives, visuals, and a unique theme designed to correct students’ misperceptions and biases. Students grapple with ethical concerns faced by agents of the criminal justice system in their professional lives, and are challenged to make informed decisions about what does and doesn't work in criminal justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Featuring real-world examples throughout and comprehensive coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods, the market-leading RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY combines the scholarship, accuracy, and conversational tone of Earl Babbie's best-selling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH with Mike Maxfield's expertise in criminology and criminal justice. Providing the most comprehensive, authoritative introduction to criminal justice research available today -- and enhanced by new examples, research, applications, and built-in study tools -- the eighth edition continues its focus on getting students to DO research. Updates include the latest techniques and technologies for sampling and surveys as well as current methods in content analysis and secondary data analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Michael Pittaro
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Save time, save money, and eliminate the trek to the library and long waits for reserved readings with InfoTrac? College Edition, an online university library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals. This edition of InfoTrac focuses on Cybercrime. These articles provide a perfect supplement to our Criminal Justice texts.
Author: Joel Samaha
Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth
Samaha's CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Seventh Edition has retained its role as a leader in the introduction to criminal justice market. It offers a unique decision-making approach that engages students and promotes critical thinking while providing a thorough and engaging introduction to the field. This edition retains and enhances these strengths with such features as "Fact or Fiction?"-a new feature that gets students thinking about the major topics at the beginning of each chapter, "Make Your Decision"-a new multi-page section that concludes each chapter, and "Criminal Justice and Technology" -a new feature that highlights the impact of rapidly changing technology on the system. The new format includes a rich variety of full-color illustrations and photos that add to the engaging writing to hold students' interest. Also, the book features up-to-the-minute coverage of the hottest topics in the field, including the impact of world terrorism and rapidly changing technologies. This manageable 15-chapter text now includes separate chapters on the explanations of criminal behavior (Chapter 3), on trial and guilty pleas (Chapter 10) and on juvenile justice (Chapter 15).
Author: G. Larry Mays, Latham Thomas Winfree
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
This text presents an alternative to the larger, 700 page-plus texts available to students. By focusing on a "back to basics" approach, it gives students everything they need to know for future coursework, without excessive coverage. Written at an accessible level, it present the role corrections plays in society within the criminal justice system--without covering the entire criminal justice system. It also deals with the corrections continuum and with community-based corrections.