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Introduction to Criminal Justice Practice and Process

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ISBN-10: 1483307352

ISBN-13: 9781483307350

Edition: 2015

Authors: Kenneth J. (John) Peak

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Introduction to Criminal Justice offers a contemporary and applied approach to understanding the criminal justice system. Written by acclaimed author Kenneth J. Peak, whose experience covers various policing and administration roles in criminal justice, this comprehensive, reader-friendly text introduces students to the subject and importance of criminal justice, as well as the important trends, emerging issues, historical backgrounds, and practical lessons to apply in their careers. Students will learn about core topics in criminal justice-including policing, corrections, criminal behavior, and criminal law and courts, as well as special topics such as juvenile justice, terrorism, gangs, hate crimes, sex offenders, and domestic violence-while learning how to solve problems they are likely to face in a variety of criminal justice career paths.
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Book details

List price: $120.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Ken Peak is professor and former chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Reno, where he was named Teacher of the Year by the universityrsquo;s Honor Society. Following four years as a municipal police officer in Kansas,� he subsequently held positions as a nine-county criminal justice planner for �southeast Kansas; director of a four-state Technical Assistance Institute for the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (based at Washburn University in Topeka); director of university police at Pittsburg State University (Kansas); acting director of public safety, University of Nevada, Reno; and assistant professor of criminal justice at Wichita State University. He has authored or co-authored 28 textbooks (relating to general policing, community policing, criminal justice administration, police supervision and management, and women in law enforcement), two historical books (on Kansas temperance and bootlegging), and more than 60 additional journal articles and invited book chapters. He recently served as General Editor for SAGErsquo;s Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving, and also is past chairman of the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and president of the Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators. He received two gubernatorial appointments to statewide criminal justice committees while residing in Kansas and holds a doctorate from the University of Kansas.