Criminal Justice Today

An Introductory Text for the 21st Century

Author: Frank Schmalleger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134749754

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 736

View: 6252

For introductory courses in criminal justice. Best-selling introduction to criminal justice Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century leads the field as the gold standard for introductory criminal justice texts. Its comprehensive coverage focuses on the crime picture in the US and the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. Drawing on a theme of individual freedom versus public order, Schmalleger challenges students to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American justice system. The 15th edition narrows in on race and justice, police use of force, and civil rights -- viewed through the lens of recent police shootings and the ensuing "war on police" that together continue to threaten national unity. Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century , 15th Edition, is also available via Revel(TM), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
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Criminal Justice

A Brief Introduction

Author: Frank J. Schmalleger

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 013455972X

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 4629

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice The gold standard for criminal justice texts Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, Twelfth 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. A wealth of Internet resources 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. Criminal Justice, Twelfth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.
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The Collapse of American Criminal Justice

Author: William J. Stuntz

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674051750

Category: Law

Page: 413

View: 1936

Rule of law has vanished in America’s criminal justice system. Prosecutors decide whom to punish; most accused never face a jury; policing is inconsistent; plea bargaining is rampant; and draconian sentencing fills prisons with mostly minority defendants. A leading criminal law scholar looks to history for the roots of these problems—and solutions.
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Restorative Justice Today

Practical Applications

Author: Lorenn Walker

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452219915

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 2064

Restorative Justice Today: Applications of Restorative Interventions takes a hard look at the issues and concepts surrounding restorative justice and current restorative practices used in a broad range of areas today. In a time when the cost of prisons and jails is on the rise resulting in more offenders being kept out of the community, this timely and contemporary book exposes readers to a range of restorative practices that can be implemented. The authors, renowned experts in the area of restorative justice, provide information not found in other restorative justice texts.
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Criminal Law Today

Author: Frank Schmalleger,Daniel E. Hall

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780134163734

Category: Law

Page: 608

View: 8618

Bringing criminal law to life. Criminal Law Today, 6/e, brings criminal law to life by relating it to real stories from today's headlines. The text's approach is strongly influenced by the belief that the law has always been, and remains, a vital policy-making tool. As a topic for study and discussion, the nature and life of the law is more important today than ever before. The text highlights the challenges that face the law as it continues to adapt to the needs of a complex and rapidly changing society and features a balanced text/casebook approach that provides a lively introduction to criminal law. Effective in-text learning tools give students the resources they need to master the material presented in the text. To give your students the most accurate picture of criminal law today, the material on law and crime is updatedthroughout the Sixth Edition. New cases and stories drawn from recent real-life events are included to draw readers into the material and help them contextualize how theory translates into practice. Criminal Law Today, 6/e, is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.
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Ethics in Criminal Justice

In Search of the Truth

Author: Sam S. Souryal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317522648

Category:

Page: 512

View: 7674

Introducing the fundamentals of ethical theory, this text exposes the reader to the ways and means of making moral judgments by covering the teachings of the great philosophers, sources of criminal justice ethics and unethical patterns in the criminal justice system. It is presented from two perspectives: a thematic perspective that addresses ethical principles common to all components of the discipline, and an area-specific perspective that addresses the state of ethics in criminal justice in the fields of policing, corrections, and probation and parole. The fourth edition features expanded discussion of the formula of ethical discretion to enhance students’ understanding of ethics decision making in real-life situations, as well as a new chapter on the ethics of loyalty and loyalties in the workplace.
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The New Criminal Justice

American Communities and the Changing World of Crime Control

Author: John Klofas,Natalie Kroovand Hipple,Edmund McGarrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135280150

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 2839

Criminal Justice in the United States is in the midst of momentous changes: an era of low crime rates not seen since the 1960s, and a variety of budget crunches also exerting profound impacts on the system. This is the first book available to chronicle these changes and suggest a new, emerging model to the Criminal Justice system, emphasizing: collaboration across agencies previously viewed as relatively autonomous a focus on location problems and local solutions rather than a widely shared understanding of crime or broad application of similar interventions a deep commitment to research which guides problem assessment and policy formulation and intervention. Ideal for use in graduate, as well as undergraduate capstone courses.
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Criminal Justice Today, An Introductory Text for the 21st Century

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619064383

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 5457

Facts101 is your complete guide to Criminal Justice Today, An Introductory Text for the 21st Century. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Search for Causes, Criminal Law, Policing: History and Structure, and Policing: Purpose and Organization plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Developing Restorative Justice Jurisprudence

Rethinking Responses to Criminal Wrongdoing

Author: Assoc Prof Tony Foley

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409465357

Category: Law

Page: 262

View: 8058

What are the requirements for a just response to criminal wrongdoing? Drawing on comparative and empirical analysis of existing models of global practice, this book offers an approach aimed at restricting the current limitations of criminal justice process and addressing the current deficiencies. Putting restoration squarely alongside other aims of justice responses, the author argues that only when restorative questions are taken into account can institutional responses be truly said to be just. Using the three primary jurisdictions of Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the book presents the leading examples of restorative justice practices incorporated in mainstream criminal justice systems from around the world. In conclusion, the work provides a fresh insight into how today’s criminal law might develop in order to bring restoration directly into the mix for tomorrow. This book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduate researchers and lecturers, as well as lawyers who work in the field of criminal law, criminologists, social scientists and philosophers interested in ideas of wrongdoing and criminal justice responses to criminal offending.
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Virtual Reality and the Criminal Justice System

Exploring the Possibilities for Correctional Rehabilitation

Author: Bobbie Ticknor

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498534287

Category: Social Science

Page: 102

View: 1731

This book explores how virtual reality can be used to improve traditional cognitive behavior therapy, a widely used therapeutic technique used to treat offenders, by offering a controlled environment where offenders can learn new skills, role play, and practice scenarios that they may find when back in the community.
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Criminal Justice in Action

Author: Larry K. Gaines,Roger LeRoy Miller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133710506

Category: Education

Page: 672

View: 2878

As riveting and current as today's headlines--and filled with cutting-edge material that addresses the exploding number of careers available in the field--CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION, Seventh Edition, is designed with today's busy students and instructors in mind. Concepts make sense to students, thanks to vivid straight-from-the-headlines vignettes at the beginning of every chapter. Choosing what's important to remember is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced throughout the chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items. Thinking critically and writing aren't so intimidating for students with the guidance of practical new writing activities. Reviewers praise the book's crisp, clear topic coverage as much as its engaging magazine-style design and captivating writing, which combine to draw students--even today's visual learners--into the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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A Unified Theory of Justice and Crime

Justice That Love Gives

Author: Michael J. DeValve,Tammy S. Garland,Elizabeth Q. Wright

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498559913

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 1164

This book addresses the idea of justice in order to guide society towards a more effective justice system. The authors trace impoverished and accomplished thinking in criminological and justice discourses and show that when justice and love are seen as synonyms, the historic ills that have plagued humanity tend to evaporate.
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The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586431

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 8073

Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education and public benefits create a permanent under-caste based largely on race. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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Just Mercy

A Story of Justice and Redemption

Author: Bryan Stevenson

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0812994531

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 492

#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Praise for Just Mercy “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”—The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”—The Financial Times “Brilliant.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.”—John Grisham “Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
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Criminal Justice in America

Author: Roscoe Pound

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351288822

Category: Law

Page: 236

View: 2408

Roscoe Pound believed that unless the criminal justice system maintains stability while adapting to change, it will either fossilize or be subject to the whims of public opinion. In Criminal Justice in America, Pound recognizes the dangers law faces when it does not keep pace with societal change. When the home, neighborhood, and religion are no longer capable of social control, increased conflicts arise, laws proliferate, and new menaces wrought by technology, drugs, and juvenile delinquency flourish. Where Pound saw the influence of the motion pictures as part of the "multiplication of the agencies of menace," today we might cite television and the Internet. His point still holds true: The "old machinery" cannot meet the evolving needs of society. In Criminal Justice in America,Pound points out that one aspect of the criminal justice problem is a rigid mechanical approach that resists change. The other dimension of the problem is that change, when it comes, will result from the pressure of public opinion. Justice suffers when the public is moved by the oldest of public feelings, vengeance. This can result in citizens taking the law into their own hands--from tax evasion to mob lynchings--as well as in altering the judicial system--from sensationalizing trials to producing wrongful convictions. Ron Christenson, in his new introduction, discusses the evolution of Roscoe Pound's career and thought. Pound's theories on jurisprudence were remarkably prescient. They continue to gain resonance as crimes become more and more sensationalized by the media.Criminal Justice in America is a fascinating study that should be read by legal scholars and professionals, sociologists, political theorists, and philosophers.
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Canadian Criminal Justice Today

An Introductory Text for the Twenty-first Century

Author: N.A

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 682

View: 2924

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Introduction to Criminal Justice

Practice and Process

Author: Kenneth J. Peak,Tamara D. Madensen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506391818

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 756

A practical and applied introduction to criminal justice Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process shows you how to think practically about the criminal justice system by offering you a proven, problem-based approach to learning. Bestselling authors Kenneth J. Peak and Tamara D. Madensen draw on their many years of combined practitioner and academic experience to explain the importance of criminal justice and show how key trends, emerging issues, historical background, and practical lessons can be applied in the field. New to the Third Edition: An emphasis on constitutional policing, legitimacy, and procedural justice stresses the importance for police to develop a “guardian” mindset over a “soldier” mindset. New discussions of contemporary criminological theories—such as social structure theories, social process theories, social conflict theories, feminist theories, and environmental criminology theories—provide you with a concise explanation on why people commit crimes and how to prevent them in the modern world. An in-depth view of three particularly challenging problems and policy issues—terrorism, the mentally ill population, and illegal immigration—demonstrate how today’s society and the criminal justice system are affected by these issues and what can be done to address the problems. New examples and case studies of ethical dilemmas illustrate today's climate of distrust, dissension, and dysfunction to encourage you to think critically about what is considered “ethical”. New video interviews with criminal justice professionals offer you career advice, provide you with insights into a variety of career paths, and discuss challenges and misconceptions of each profession.
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To Serve and Protect

Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice

Author: Bruce L. Benson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814713270

Category: Law

Page: 372

View: 5767

An Independent Institute book.
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e-Study Guide for: Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century by Frank J. Schmalleger, ISBN 9780133028300

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478445327

Category: Education

Page: 49

View: 2052

Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.
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Innocent

Inside Wrongful Conviction Cases

Author: Scott Christianson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081471675X

Category: Law

Page: 196

View: 5157

Innocent graphically documents forty-two recent criminal cases to find evidence of shocking miscarriages of justice, especially in murder cases. Based upon interviews with more than 200 people and reviews of hundreds internal case files, court records, smoking-gun memoranda, and other documents, Scott Christianson gets inside the legal cases, revealing the mistakes, abuses, and underlying factors that led to miscarriages of justice, while also describing how determined prisoners, post-conviction attorneys, advocates, and journalists struggle against tremendous odds to try to win their exonerations. The result is a powerful work that recounts the human costs of a criminal justice system gone awry, and shows us how wrongful convictions can—and do—happen everywhere.
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