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Criminal Justice

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ISBN-10: 1587785269

ISBN-13: 9781587785269

Edition: 6th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Jerome H. Skolnick, Malcolm M. Feeley, Candace McCoy

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Introduces the concept of crime and addresses key issues such as how we measure criminality, its variety, and the justifications we employ for punishing it. The book also discusses processing institutions: police, prosecutor, defense attorney, courts, sentencing and corrections. The book defines the relationships among these institutions and illustrates the relationships with examples. Materials in the book include cases and statutes, the writings and commentary of legal scholars, articles by social scientists and humanists, newspaper editorials and reports by criminal justice practitioners.
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Book details

List price: $205.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: West Academic
Publication date: 11/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 744
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.674
Language: English

Arlene Skolnick, Ph.D., is a Visiting Scholar at the sociology department at New York University, and a consultant to the Families and Work Institute. for many years she was a member of the research staff at the Institute of Human Development, at the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked on the Berkeley Longitudinal Studies, examining the emotional lives and marriages of study members as they evolved from childhood to middle age. More recently, Professor Skolnick has been studying the sources and impact of job stress on the families of police officers. She has also taken part in several interdisciplinary projects dealing with social science, law and family policy. In recent…