Concise Introduction to Criminal Justice

ISBN-10: 0073401501
ISBN-13: 9780073401508
Edition: 2008
Authors: Robert M. Bohm
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List price: $111.67
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

"A Concise Introduction to Criminal Justice" meets the demand for a more succinct examination of the criminal justice system in the United States, one that focuses almost exclusively on the police, courts, and corrections. By limiting the topics examined to just the "essentials," instructors can cover its entire contents in a semester and also have the opportunity to supplement the text with other materials. This student-friendly text includes many pedagogical features and is written by a well-respected leader and scholar. Robert Bohm currently teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice and also has practitioner experience.

Robert M. Bohm is a professor of criminal justice and legal studies at the University of Central Florida. He has published numerous books, book chapters, and journal articles in the areas of criminal justice and criminology. In addition to A PRIMER ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY THEORY, his books include INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 6th Edition; A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE; DEATHQUEST III: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN THE UNITED STATES, 3rd Edition; The DEATH PENALTY TODAY; AMERICA'S EXPERIMENT WITH CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE ULTIMATE SANCTION, 2nd Edition; THE DEATH PENALTY IN AMERICA: CURRENT RESEARCH; and DEMYSTIFYING CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Professor Bohm was president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences from 1992 to 1993. In 1989, the Southern Criminal Justice Association selected him as the Outstanding Educator of the Year. In 1999, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; in 2001, he was presented with the Founder's Award of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; and, in 2008, he received the Bruce Smith, Sr., Award of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

The Foundations of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice in the United States: An Overview
Criminal Justice: An Institution of Social Control
Crime and Criminal Law
Criminal Justice: The System
Police
Courts
Corrections
Standards of Proof in Criminal Justice
Two Models of Criminal Justice
The Crime Control Model
The Due Process Model
Crime Control versus Due Process
Myths about Criminal Justice
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
In the Field
On the Net
Critical Thinking Exercises
Law Enforcement
History and Structure of American Law Enforcement
The Limited Authority of American Law Enforcement
English Roots
The Tithing System
The Constable-Watch System
The Bow Street Runners
The London Metropolitan Police
The Development of American Law Enforcement
Early American Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement in the Cities
Law Enforcement in the States and on the Frontier
Professionalism and Reform
Conflicting Roles
Community Policing
The Structure of American Law Enforcement
Local Policing and Its Duties
County Law Enforcement
State Law Enforcement
Federal Law Enforcement
The Department of Homeland Security
The War on Terrorism: A Preliminary Evaluation
American Private Security
Private Security Officers
Reasons for Growth
Issues Involving Private Security
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
In the Field
On the Net
Critical Thinking Exercises
Policing: Rotes, Styles, Functions, and Legal Constraints
Policing in America
The Roles of the Police
Characteristics of Police Work
Operational Styles
Police Functions
Patrol
Investigation
Traffic
Drug Enforcement
Community Policing
The Philosophy and Components of Community Policing
Implementing Community Policing
Procedural Law and Policing
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
In the Field
On the Net
Critical Thinking Exercises
Policing America: Issues and Ethics
The Police and the Public
Public Attitudes toward the Police
Police Recruitment and Selection
Qualities of a Successful Police Officer
The Police Recruitment Process
Successful Recruiting Practices
The Police Selection Process
The Selection of a Law Enforcement Executive
Issues in Policing
Discretion
Job Stress
Use of Force
Police Corruption
Terrorism and Homeland Security
Definitions and Types of Terrorism
The Law Enforcement Response to Terrorism
How Prepared Is the United States to Defend Against Terrorism?
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
In the Field
On the Net
Critical Thinking Exercises
The Courts
The Administration of Justice
The American Court Structure
The Federal Courts
The State Courts
Purposes of Courts
Key Actors in the Court Process
The Prosecutor
The Defense Attorney
The Judge
Pretrial Stages
Caseflow Management
From Arrest Through Initial Appearance
Bail and Other Methods of Pretrial Release
Information
Preliminary Hearing
Grand Jury
Arraignment
Plea Bargaining
The Criminal Trial
The Jury
The Trial Process
Trial Rights
Miscarriages of Justice
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
In the Field
On the Net
Critical Thinking Exercises
Sentencing, Appeals, and the Death Penalty
Sentencing
The U.S. Constitution's Eighth Amendment
Statutory Provisions
Philosophical Rationales
Organizational Considerations
Presentence Investigation Reports
Personal Characteristics of Judges
Appeals
The Death Penalty
A Brief History of the Death Penalty in the United States
Enter the Supreme Court
The Procedural Reforms Approved in Gregg
Prospects for the Future
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
In the Field
On the Net
Critical Thinking Exercises
Corrections
Corrections
Historical Overview of Institutional Corrections
European Background
Developments in the United States
The Incarceration Boom
Recent Trends
Prison Inmate Characteristics
Incarceration Facilities
Organization and Administration by Government
Classification and Other Special Facilities
Men's Prisons
Women's Prisons and Cocorrectional Facilities
Jails and Lockups
Institutional Security, Services, and Programs
Security and Inmate Discipline
Services and Programs
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
In the Field
On the Net
Critical Thinking Exercises
Prison Life, Inmate Rights, Release, and Recidivism
Living in Prison
Inmate Society
Lite in Women's Prisons
Correctional Officers
Inmate Rights and Prison Reform
Access to the Courts and Legal Services
Procedural Due Process in Prison
First Amendment Rights
Eighth Amendment Rights
Fourteenth Amendment Rights
The Limits of Litigation
Release and Recidivism
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
In the Field
On the Net
Critical Thinking Exercises
Community Corrections
Community Corrections: Definition and Scope
Goals and Staff Roles
The Importance of Community Corrections
Probation
Historical Contex
Administration
Process and Procedures
Issues in Probation
Parole
Historical Context
Administration
Process and Procedures
Parole Issues
Intermediate Sanctions
Intensive-Supervision Probation and Parole (ISP)
Day Reporting Centers
Structured Fines or Day Fines
Home Confinement and Electronic Monitoring
Halfway Houses
Temporary-Release Programs
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
In the Field
On the Net
Critical Thinking Exercises
Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice
Historical Development of Juvenile Justice
The Development of Institutions for Youths
The Development of the Juvenile Court
The Processing of Juvenile Offenders
The Informal Juvenile Justice Process
The Formal Juvenile Justice Process
Correctional Programs for Juveniles
Community-Based Correctional Programs for Juveniles
Institutional Programs for Juveniles
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
In the Field
On the Net
Critical Thinking Exercises
Endnotes
Glossary
Case Index
Subject Index

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