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Authoritative, comprehensive, and solidly researched, Siegel/Worrall's INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 13th Edition delivers the most cutting-edge coverage of criminal justice available. Its balanced and objective presentation is packed with provocative real-world examples and the latest developments from the field. With its lively illustrations and to-the-point writing style, the book deftly guides readers through the intricate workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems; the concepts and processes of justice; and key policy issues. It also includes an emphasis on today's CJ careers, offerings insight from numerous professionals on the rewards and satisfaction of their jobs.
Table of Contents
The Nature of Crime, Law and Criminal Justice
Crime and Criminal Justice
Nature and Extent of Crime
Understanding Crime and Victimization
Police and Law Enforcement
Police in Society: History and Contemporary Structure
Police Role and Function
Police and the Rule of Law
Courts and Adjudication
The Courts and the Judiciary
The Prosecution and the Defense
Pretrial Procedures and the Criminal Trial
Punishment and Sentencing
Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, Restorative Justice
Corrections: History, Institutions, Populations
Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison
Contemporary Challenges in Criminal Justice
Crime and Justice in the New Millennium
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and the Future of Criminal Justice
The Constitution of the United States
Table of Cases
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