Courts and Criminal Justice in America

ISBN-10: 0133459993
ISBN-13: 9780133459999
Edition: 2nd 2015
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Description: This comprehensive text offers a balanced presentation with a modern approach to the court system in America. Courts and Criminal Justice in America, 2e, is the collaboration of the most popular criminal justice authors of the century. Featuring a  More...

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List price: $198.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/6/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 9.00" wide x 12.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

This comprehensive text offers a balanced presentation with a modern approach to the court system in America. Courts and Criminal Justice in America, 2e, is the collaboration of the most popular criminal justice authors of the century. Featuring a balanced and modern presentation, this book not only looks at the basic structure of the court system and court process, but also covers the recent trends and controversial issues facing courts today. This student-friendly text does not presuppose any knowledge about the courts or how they operate. Highlighted, controversial cases illustrate the tremendous power that the court system has to regulate citizens' lives, to shape what is acceptable and what is forbidden, and to ensure that criminal justice policy balances both rights and liberties. This respected author team delivers the most comprehensive introduction to America's courts on the market today. Teaching and Learning Experience The book gives a comprehensive look at the courts, their personnel and the context in which they operate. It provides:A balanced presentation: Includes all sides of the most controversial issues facing courts todayModern approach: Covers a wide range of topics and recent trends in the field that stir controversy and enliven discussion as they relate to the courtsComprehensive, up-to-date coverage: Timely, extensive coverage presupposes no prior knowledgeStrong pedagogical features: Gives students the tools to master key concepts faster and more effectively

John L. Worrall is Professor of Criminology and Program Head at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A Seattle native, he received a B.A., double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his M.A. (criminal justice) and Ph.D. (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999-2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006, was promoted to full professor in 2008, and in 2010 was selected to direct the criminology program. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement, having recently been ranked one of the most prolific sole and lead authors in the discipline. Courses he regularly teaches (and has authored texts for) include introductory criminal justice, criminal procedure, and crime control policy. As Program Head at UTD, Dr. Worrall directs undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. programs in criminology, including an online MS program, which he developed. He is active in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and a number of regional associations. Finally, he continues to serve as editor of the journal Police Quarterly, a position he has held since 2008.

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