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As fast-paced and vital as criminal justice itself, the Twelfth Edition of Siegel's INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE is an authoritative, comprehensive, solidly researched bestseller that sparks students' interest with its cutting-edge topics and gripping examples—all presented with the author's trademark of exceptional balance and objectivity. With its new "Careers in Criminal Justice" feature in every chapter, new interactive online tools, provocative illustrations and examples, and a lively, to-the-point writing style perfect for today's students, this book guides readers through the intricate workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems; the concepts and processes of justice; and key policy issues. More student-friendly than ever, the Twelfth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE will engage students with its dynamic new visual design; even more real-world applications; updated coverage of current topics such as white-collar crime, terrorism, and cyber-crime; and new integrated multimedia resources for teaching and learning.
Table of Contents
The Nature of Crime, Law, and Criminal Justice
Crime and Criminal Justice
Nature and Extent of Crime
Understanding Crime and Victimization
Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure
Criminal Justice in the New Millennium: Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Cybercrime
The Police and Law Enforcement
Police in Society: History and Organization
The Police: Organization, Role, Functions
Issues in Policing
Police and the Rule of Law
Courts and Adjudication
The Courts and the Judiciary
The Prosecution and the Defense
The Criminal Trial
Punishment and Sentencing
Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice
Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations
Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison
The History and Nature of the Juvenile Justice System
The Juvenile Justice System
The Constitution of the United States
Table of Cases
Subject Index Credits
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