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Now in its ninth edition, Criminal Justice Essentials provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the major areas of criminal justice systems, focusing primarily on U.S. systems. This new edition includes the latest social science research data, recent legal cases and appellate opinion, up-to-date federal and state statutes, state and Congressional bills, and current events. Sue Titus Reid is an expert in the field with extensive teaching experience in undergraduate, graduate, and law school courses.
Sue Titus Reid, J.D., Ph.D., is a Professor at the Reubin O'Donovan Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. An accomplished scholar in both the social sciences and the law, her books include Crime and Criminology, Thirteenth Edition (2012); and Criminal Law: The Essentials (2009).
Table of Contents
About the Author
Introduction To Criminal Justice Systems
Criminal Justice: An Overview
Crime, Offenders, and Victims
Entry Into Criminal Justice Systems: Policing
The Emergence and Structure of Police Systems
Policing in a Modern Society
Problems and Issues in Policing
Processing A Criminal Case: Criminal Court Systems
Criminal Court Systems
Prosecution, Defense, and Pretrial Procedures
Trial, Sentencing, and Appeal
Confinement And Corrections
The History and Structure of Confinement
Life in Prison
Community Corrections, Probation, and Parole
Juvenile Justice: A Special Case
Juvenile Justice Systems
Amendments to the United States Constitution
How to Read a Court Citation
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