Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, 5th Edition

  • Harry R. Dammer The University of Scranton
  • Jay S. Albanese Virginia Commonwealth University
  • ISBN-10: 128506786X  |  ISBN-13: 9781285067865
  • 400 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.25 
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About

Overview

With its innovative topical approach, bestselling COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, 5e offers a comprehensive analysis as it compares the various criminal justice systems throughout the world using six model countries: China, England, France, Germany, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. The text illustrates the different types of law and justice systems while exploring the historical, political, economic, social, and cultural influences on each system. This unique approach examines important aspects of each type of justice system--common law, civil law, socialist law, and sacred (Islamic) law--to give students a thorough understanding of the similarities and differences of each system without overloading them with too much information. Completely up to date, the Fifth Edition includes the latest trends and issues in international juvenile justice, policing, and terrorism, including expanded coverage of such high-profile topics as human trafficking, Internet pornography, identity theft, transnational policing, and more.


Features/Benefits

  • COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, 5e is the only book of its kind that devotes a separate chapter to international crime trends, which includes data on crime victimization in 30 countries and 33 world cities as well as homicides in 54 countries.
  • Making instant connections with students, "Comparative CJ at the Movies" boxes in every chapter summarize recent movies dealing with comparative criminal justice issues--giving students hands-on experience applying text material to realistic scenarios.
  • Spotlighting recent news of crime and criminal justice in comparative contexts, critical thinking exercise boxes in every chapter challenge students to put chapter concepts into real-world practice.
  • Giving students a truly global perspective, the text's unique topical arrangement uses six specific model countries to compare, contrast, and illustrate a variety of criminal justice systems. England depicts the common law system, France the unitary civil law system, Germany the federal civil law system, Saudi Arabia the Islamic law system, Japan a hybrid but distinctive system, and China socialist law.
  • The authors' innovative approach is both historical and political in its intriguing demonstration of how each country's system of justice is the product of that nation's distinctive historical and political events and culture. Economic and social factors are also taken into account.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Measuring and Comparing Crime In and Across Nations.
3. Families of Law.
4. Six Model Nations.
5. Law Enforcement: Functions, Organization, and Community Involvement.
6. Criminal Procedure.
7. The Courts and Legal Professionals.
8. After Conviction: The Sentencing Process.
9. After Conviction: The Problem of Prison.
10. Terrorism.
11. Transnational Organized Crime.
12. Juvenile Justice in International Perspective.

What's New

  • Completely up to date and reflecting the latest issues and trends from the field, COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, 5e offers expanded coverage of such high-profile issues as human trafficking, Internet pornography, identity theft, organized crime, terrorism, transnational policing, and more to keep students on the cutting edge of the field.
  • Chapter learning objectives help students focus on the most important concepts as they read. Objectives are linked to comprehensive bullet-point summaries at the ends of chapters to reinforce students' retention of key concepts.
  • Each chapter now opens with a high-interest vignette that draws students into chapter material and vividly illustrates the relevance of the upcoming chapter content.

Learning Resource Bundles

Learning Resource Bundles

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Supplements

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Supplements

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Interactive eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128507291X | ISBN-13: 9781285072913)

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Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

Delivered via email, the Instant Access Code includes a URL and a code that students use to gain full access to the Careers in Criminal Justice Website, which helps them investigate the criminal justice career choices that are right for them. Students can take advantage of interest assessments, career profiles, video interviews, and a career Rolodex with links and tools to assist them in finding a professional position. There's also a career planner with sample résumés, letters, and interview questions, and a wealth of information on "soft skills" such as health and fitness, stress management, and effective communication.

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Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Interactive eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128507291X | ISBN-13: 9781285072913)

The Cengage Learning eBook features advanced study tools such as a hypertext index, easy navigation, highlighting and annotation in a vibrant web-based format, and faster searching in an eBook platform.

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Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

The Careers in Criminal Justice Website offers extensive career profiling information and self-assessment testing is designed to help you investigate and focus on the criminal justice career choices. This resourceful website includes over 70 Career Profiles and more than 25 video interviews with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. It also features a career rolodex, interest assessments, and a career planner with sample résumés, letters, interview questions, and more.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Harry R. Dammer

Harry R. Dammer, Ph.D., is professor and chair of Criminal Justice/Sociology at the University of Scranton. In addition to COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, he is also the author of RELIGION IN CORRECTIONS and THE OFFENDER IN THE COMMUNITY with Todd R. Clear, as well as many articles, manuals, and professional reports on a variety of criminal justice topics. A graduate of the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, Dr. Dammer is active in numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Criminology, the American Correctional Association, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences--where he served as chair of the International Section. He received two Fulbright Grants and has lectured at numerous professional conferences in Canada, South Korea, Hungary, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, England, Portugal, China, and Poland.

Jay S. Albanese

Jay S. Albanese, Ph.D., is a professor and criminologist in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. From 2002-2006, he served as chief of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Albanese has written and edited 14 books and 60 articles and book chapters. Recent books include COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, ORGANIZED CRIME IN OUR TIMES, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, and PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: BEING ETHICAL WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING. Recent edited books include TRANSNATIONAL CRIME and COMBATING PIRACY: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT AND FRAUD. His honors include the 2011 Gerhard Mueller Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section for outstanding contributions to comparative and international criminal justice, the Elske Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award from Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Scholar Award in Criminal Justice from the Virginia Social Science Association. Dr. Albanese has made keynote and invited presentations in 12 countries. A past president and fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, he has served as executive director of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime and president of the White Collar Crime Research Consortium. He received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice.