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Albanesers"sCriminal Justice, 4 th editionis a thorough introduction to the field of criminal justice. In addition the major concepts, this text focuses on critical thinking as well as the media's influence on both criminal justice and the public's perception of criminal justice. Albanese gives new attention to up-to-the-minute laws and policies related to crime, search and seizure, and operations of the criminal justice system. The text examines cutting-edge issues of technology, including crimes facilitated by the Internet and identity theft.
Table of Contents
Perspectives on Criminal Justice
Perspectives on Crime
Media Perspectives on Crime
The Political Perspective on Crime
Crime and Other Life Events
Effects of Fear
The Universality of Crime
What Is Crime?
Historical and Political Contexts of Crime
Origins of the Criminal Justice System
Justice in the Colonial Period
The Evolution of Due Process
Thats a Fact: Perspectives on Fear of Crime
Media and Criminal Justice: Television Crime Dramas and the Causes of Homicide
Critical Thinking Exercises: Carjackings in the United States
The Nature and Causes of Crime
Thinking versus Acting
Mala in Se, Mala Prohibita, and Criminal Harm
Criminalization of Behavior
How Can Crime Be Explained?
Biological Determinism and Psychological Explanations
Rational Choice Explanations
Guns, Drugs, and Crime
Drugs and Alcohol
Thats a Fact: Perspectives on Gun Control by Teenagers and Adults
Media and Criminal Justice: Perceptions and the Reality of Crime
Critical Thinking Exercises: Choosing What to Criminalize
A Case Study of Delinquency
Defining and Measuring Crime
What Are the Types of Crime?
How Are Violent Crimes and Property Crimes Classified?
How Are Crime Rates Determined?
The FBI Uniform Crime Reports
The National Crime Victimization Survey
What Offenders Say
The Future of Crime in the United States
Thats a Fact: Perspectives on the Crime Index
Media And Criminal Justice: Americas Most Wanted: America Fights Back
Critical Thinking Exercises: The Circumstances of Crime
Identifying Serious Crimes
Perpetrators and Victims of Crime
Who Are the Victims and Perpetrators of Crime?
Race and Ethnicity
What Is Crime Profiling?
Crime Scene Profiles
Thats a Fact: Perspectives on Partner Violence
Media and Criminal Justice: Superheroes and Crime Prevention
Critical Thinking Exercises: The Characteristics of Homicide
Preventing School Shootings
What Is Criminal Law?
Four Sources of American Criminal Law
Limits on Criminal Law
How Did the American System of Law and Justice Develop?
Evolution of Lawful Justice
Evolution of Due Process
How Does the Law Define the Elements of a Crime?
Characteristics of Criminal Acts
The State of Mind Requirement
What Defenses against Criminal Charges Does the Law Recognize?
Defenses Related to Mental Illness
Defenses Involving Force
Defenses Involving Justification or Excuse
What Are Some Concerns about Applying Criminal Law?
Controlling Animals or Owners?
Assisted Suicide or Murder?
Thats a Fact: Perspectives on
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