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Introduction to Criminal Justice, 14th Edition

  • Larry J. Siegel University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Emeritus
  • John L. Worrall University of Texas at Dallas
  • ISBN-10: 1285069013  |  ISBN-13: 9781285069012
  • 736 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2010, 2008
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

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, Fourteenth Edition, is uniquely attuned to the needs of today's students and instructors. Known for its authoritative, solidly researched content, the exciting new edition of Siegel and Worrall's text delivers the most comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage of criminal justice available. Extremely student friendly, the text's balanced and objective presentation is packed with provocative real-world examples and the latest developments from the field. A crisp writing style--together with integrated multimedia resources and vivid illustrations--deftly guides readers through the intricate workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems; the concepts and processes of justice; and key policy issues. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases illustrating key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
  • 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 quiz/test items in the accompanying Test Bank, Study Guide, and CourseMate (the book's website).
  • Each question in the "Instructor Approved" Test Bank is carefully reviewed by experienced instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage. The "Instructor Approved" seal appears on the front cover of the supplement as our assurance that instructors are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber.
  • "Professional Spotlight" part openers exemplify the text's emphasis on career opportunities in the field. These "guest speaker" openers feature professionals offering some insight or experience that puts their criminal justice career in a positive light.
  • Several other features throughout the text help students understand and apply what they are learning within a realistic and current criminal justice context, including:
  • -"Key Cases" reflect the latest developments in case law and highlight important cases in policing, courts, corrections, juvenile justice, and homeland security.
  • -"Evolution of Case" use a particular case to show how the law has evolved over time with related decisions and cases.
  • -"Criminal Justice and Technology" show how police, courts, and corrections use new technologies.
  • -"Evidence-Based Justice" focus on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research, a key driver in the field today.
  • -"Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenge the student to solve ethical dilemmas they may confront working within the criminal justice system.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
2. 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. Police Organization, Role, Function.
7. Issues in Policing.
8. Police and 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 Corrections: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, Restorative Justice.
13. Corrections History, Institutions, 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.

What's New

  • A new feature, "The Victim Experience," provides a brief story of a real experience, a big picture section that places the experience in context, and a classroom exercise. For instance, "From Vigilantism to United Victims" in Chapter 5 discusses victims who band together and take matters into their own hands. The feature discusses citizens who assisted police (such as Philadelphians who set up cameras to help catch perpetrators of a rash of vandalism in their neighborhood), as well as situations in which victims acted independently and became vigilantes, like Bernhard Goetz.
  • Expanded coverage of private policing and private security, loss prevention, and asset protection makes the text ideal for introductory criminal justice courses in the growing number of departments that are increasing their emphasis on these issues in the wake of municipal budgetary cutbacks.
  • Based on reviewer feedback, Part Three has been streamlined by combining materials formerly in Chapters 9 (courts and judiciary) and 10 (prosecution and defense) into a new chapter, "Court Structure and Personnel". This change provides even more balanced treatment across the topics of police, courts, and corrections.
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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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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

Author Bio

Larry J. Siegel

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society, or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University and has also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UML). Now a Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach courses on criminology and criminal justice in UML'S online master's degree program. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.

John L. Worrall

John L. Worrall is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A Seattle native, he received a B.A., double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his M.A. (criminal justice) and Ph.D. (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999–2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006, was promoted to full professor in 2008, and in 2010 was selected to direct the criminology program, a position he held until 2015. He now directs UTD's executive M.S. program in Justice Administration and Leadership. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on a variety of topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement, having recently been ranked one of the most prolific sole and lead authors in the discipline. Courses he regularly teaches (and has authored texts for) include introductory criminal justice, criminal procedure, and crime control policy. Dr. Worrall is active in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and a number of regional associations. He regularly works with local criminal justice agencies on evaluation projects and continues to serve as editor of the journal Police Quarterly.