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Overview

COURSEREADER: CRIMINAL JUSTICE allows you to create a fully customized online reader in minutes. Access a rich collection of carefully selected readings, each of which includes a descriptive introduction that puts it into context as well as both critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions designed to reinforce key points. This easy-to-use solution allows you to select exactly the content you need for your courses, and is loaded with convenient pedagogical features like highlighting, printing, note taking, and more for each reading. You have the freedom to assign and customize individualized content at an affordable price. COURSEREADER: CRIMINAL JUSTICE is the perfect complement to any class.

  • Each source document includes a descriptive introduction that puts it into context, and every selection is further supported by both critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions designed to reinforce key points.
  • Pedagogical features include highlighting, printing, note taking, and more files for each reading, along with the option to assign due dates for each selection.
  • You can choose to leave the study materials in place, or to add your own notes and highlighting to customize your COURSEREADER for your students' varied learning styles and needs.
PART I: KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE
A. Concepts in Criminal Justice.
Careers/Internships. Comparative Criminal Justice. Crime Statistics. Criminal Justice Policy. Ethics. History of Criminal Justice. Media and Criminal Justice. Minorities in the Criminal Justice System. Research Methods. Victimology. Women in the Criminal Justice System.
B. Types of Crime.
Cybercrime. Drugs. Gangs. Juvenile Delinquency. Organized Crime. Serial Killers. Sex Crimes. Terrorism and Homeland Security. Victimless Crimes. White-Collar Crime.
C. Law Enforcement.
Evidence. Criminal Investigation. Criminal Procedure. Forensics. Policing. Private Security.
D. Corrections.
Community Corrections. Corrections Law. Issues in Corrections. Rehabilitation. Institutional Corrections.
E. Courts and Legal Issues.
Constitutional Law. Court Procedures. Criminal Law. Juvenile Justice. Specialty Courts. Sentencing.
PART II: CONTROVERSIES & CHALLENGES.
Civil rights vs. security. Death penalty. Gun control. Illegal immigration & Crime. Legalization of drugs. Mandatory sentences. Minorities. Sentencing for juveniles. Surveillance. Wrongful convictions/the Innocence Project.