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American System of Criminal Justice

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ISBN-10: 0534615333

ISBN-13: 9780534615338

Edition: 10th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: George F. Cole, Christopher E. Smith

List price: $153.95
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This classic best seller, commonly referred to as "The Eagle", encourages students to become better citizens, to determine what Justice means in our society, and what role individuals play. This text examines criminal justice as an interdisciplinary endeavor, sharing elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. It challenges students to balance the mechanics and system of criminal justice with the human side of the story. Cole and Smith present an exciting and relevant introduction to the field of criminal justice. The text combines solid research and intellectual rigor in an approachable manner with detailed attention to current and compelling…    
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Book details

List price: $153.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/26/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Christopher E. Smith is Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Trained as a lawyer and social scientist, he is the author of twenty books and more than ninety scholarly articles on law, courts, and criminal justice policy. His most recent books with Wadsworth include two first editions: CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: MYTHS AND REALITIES, and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. He is also the co-author, with George Cole, of THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Eleventh Edition.

Prefacep. xii
Crime and the Criminal Justice Systemp. 1
Crime and Justice in Americap. 2
Victimization and Criminal Behaviorp. 34
The Criminal Justice Systemp. 62
Criminal Justice and the Rule of Lawp. 94
Policep. 133
Policep. 134
Police Officers and Law Enforcement Operationsp. 170
Police and Constitutional Lawp. 202
Policing: Issues and Trendsp. 232
Courtsp. 271
Courts and Pretrial Processesp. 272
Prosecution and Defensep. 300
Determination of Guilt: Plea Bargaining and Trialsp. 336
Punishment and Sentencingp. 370
Correctionsp. 405
Correctionsp. 406
Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Parolep. 438
Prisons: Their Goals and Managementp. 468
Prison Society and Releasep. 496
The Juvenile Justice Systemp. 529
Juvenile Justicep. 530
Constitution of the United States: Criminal Justice Amendmentsp. 557
Understanding and Using Criminal Justice Datap. 558
Name Index
Subject Index
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