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One of the few bestselling introductory criminal justice texts written by professors who actively teach the course to large numbers of undergraduates each year, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE is uniquely attuned to the needs of today's students and instructors. Now in its fifteenth edition and known for its authoritative, solidly researched content, Siegel and Worrall's text delivers comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage of criminal justice. Extremely student friendly, the text's balanced and objective presentation is packed with provocative real-world examples and the latest developments from the field. Crisp writing together with vivid illustrations guides readers through the intricate workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems; the concepts and processes of justice; and key policy issues.
- "FactCheck" boxes compare students' opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
- "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping students better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
- Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
- Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
- Features throughout the text help students grasp and apply what they are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps students to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
- "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges students to solve ethical dilemmas they may confront working in criminal justice.
- To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text, matched to end-of-chapter summary sections, and linked to corresponding test items in the accompanying Test Bank.
1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
3. Understanding Crime and Victimization.
4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
5. Public Policing and Private Security.
6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function.
7. Issues in Policing.
8. Police and the Rule of Law.
Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION.
9. Court Structure and Personnel.
10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
11. Punishment and Sentencing.
Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
15. Juvenile Justice.
16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
Online Instructor's Manual
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.
Online Test Bank (with Microsoft Word)
Organize your course and capture your students' attention with the resources found in the Test Bank, including multiple-choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions -- most with answers and page references for each chapter of the text. Each question in the test bank has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage to insure that you are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber.
Online PowerPoint® (with Art)
These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.