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Criminal Justice in Action: The Core 9th Edition

Larry K. Gaines | Roger LeRoy Miller

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Overview

Concise and career focused, with cutting-edge topic coverage, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 9th Edition, delivers an accessible, applied, and real-world introduction to the field. Gripping photos and an engaging design make this succinct resource ideal for a fast-paced course and visual learners. The authors present topics and cases straight from today's headlines, putting students in the center of the action with vivid, relatable examples that demonstrate the core principles of the American justice system at work. This edition features extensive ethics coverage and practical career guidance (including how to use LinkedIn). Also available: the MindTap® online solution featuring video cases and career-based decision-making scenarios.

Larry K. Gaines, California State University, San Bernardino

Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement. Highly respected and well-liked in the discipline, he is also a former law enforcement officer whose experience has resulted in a book with powerful "cop appeal."

Roger LeRoy Miller, Institute for University Studies, Arlington, Texas

Roger LeRoy Miller, Ph.D. has served on the faculty of several universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law. As a professor, he has taught intellectual property law and entertainment law, among other subjects. A widely published and respected author, his work has appeared in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. He has authored or co-authored numerous authoritative textbooks on law, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY: TEXT & SUMMARIZED CASES; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. Professor Miller completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.

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  • Careers in Criminal Justice boxes give students an up-close, realistic view of opportunities in today's market by profiling criminal justice professionals who offer first-person accounts of their jobs. These boxes -- coupled with the Careers in Criminal Justice website -- help students understand the breadth of rewarding careers available in the criminal justice field.
  • The text retains its commitment to critical analysis. Each chapter-opening vignette includes three critical analysis questions. Each of the more than 50 boxed features concludes with a critical analysis question, as do the text's photo captions. The CJ Controversy feature takes such analysis one step further, requiring students to complete a short research and writing assignment on subjects such as hate crime laws, the death penalty, and gun control. Finally, at the end of each chapter, students are presented with five questions for critical analysis that review the chapter's major themes.
  • Each question in the Instructor Approved Test Bank has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice professors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage -- meaning instructors can be certain they are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber.
  • Succinct yet thorough, this concise 14-chapter text provides instructors with the class time they need to discuss the individual components of the criminal justice system as well as career opportunities for students.
  • To help students immediately connect with key concepts, each chapter opens with learning objectives that are matched to bulleted lists of key points in the end-of-chapter summaries. Learning objectives are also linked to corresponding questions in the Test Bank to provide maximum learning reinforcement.
  • Recognized for its captivating style and content, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE delivers intriguing, up-to-the-minute stories and case studies. In addition, its reviewer-praised photo program offers riveting photographs that engage today's visually oriented students.

Criminal Justice in Action: The Core

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
1. Criminal Justice Today.
2. Measuring and Explaining Crime.
3. Inside Criminal Law.
Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
4. Law Enforcement Today.
5. Problems and Solutions in Modern Policing.
6. Police and the Constitution -- The Rules of Law Enforcement.
Part III: CRIMINAL COURTS.
7. Courts and the Quest for Justice.
8. Pretrial Procedures and the Criminal Trial.
9. Punishment and Sentencing.
Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
10. Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions.
11. Prisons and Jails.
12. The Prison Experience and Prisoner Reentry.
Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES.
13. The Juvenile Justice System.
14. Crucial Issues in Criminal Justice.

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