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This introductory core text will lead your student to an understanding of the evolution of the criminal justice system through the modern-day workings of police agencies, the court process, and correctional institutions. All elements are thoroughly covered in a straightforward, reader-friendly format. Thought-provoking, practical discussion questions at the end of each chapter enhance comprehension.
2. Evolution of the Present System of Justice.
3. Explanation of Contemporary Crime.
4. Scope of the Crime Problem.
5. The Development of the Criminal Justice System.
6. Organization and Operation of Law Enforcement Systems.
7. Critical Issues for Law Enforcement Personnel.
8. Police Operations.
9. Structure and Role of Courts.
10. Roles in the Court System.
11. Pre-trial and Trial Process.
13. Structure and Purpose of the Correctional System.
14. Community Corrections.
15. Juvenile Justice.
16. Criminal Victimology and Victims' Rights.
17. Drug Abuse and the Criminal Justice System.
18. Our Criminal Justice System Today and Tomorrow.