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Understanding Criminal Justice

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ISBN-10: 0534559441

ISBN-13: 9780534559441

Edition: 1999

Authors: Stephen C. Light

List price: $122.95
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Description:

This new and innovative introduction to criminal justice text takes a sociologist?s perspective. The text?s sociological framework teaches students to analyze criminal justice issues in the context of contrasting theories, thus reinforcing critical thinking skills. Although all of the customary topics and issues are examined, within a similar organization as other introduction to criminal justice texts, Light brings a fresh perspective to the material by explaining social issues. Race, class, and gender issues are fully integrated. Your students will learn everything they need to know about the basics of the criminal justice system, they will be able to critically analyze the workings of…    
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Book details

List price: $122.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/21/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Criminal Justice, Crime, and Law
American Criminal Justice: An Overview
Crime
Foundations of the Criminal Law
Policing
Policing: History and Structure
Functions of Policing and the Police Officer Role
Critical Issues in Policing
Criminal Courts
Criminal Courts: History and Structure
Courtroom Actors and the Criminal Trial
Sentencing
Imprisonment and Community Corrections
Imprisonment: History and Structure
The Prison Environment
Community Corrections: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Parole
Juvenile Justice and Victims' Rights
Juvenile Justice
Victims' Rights
Appendices
The Constitution of the United States
Finding Criminal Justice Information
Careers in Criminal Justice
Glossary