Criminal Justice in America: The Encyclopedia of Crime, Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections, 1st Edition

  • Carla Lewandowski
  • Jeff Bumgarner
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  • ISBN-10: 144086263X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440862632
  • DDC: 364.97303
  • 800 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released January 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This work offers a thorough introduction to the field of criminal justice, including types of crime; policing; courts and sentencing; landmark legal decisions; and local, state, and federal corrections systems-and the key topics and issues within each of these areas. It provides a complete overview and understanding of the many terms, jobs, procedures, and issues surrounding this growing field of study. It examines ethical questions related to policing and courts, trial procedures, law enforcement and corrections agencies and responsibilities, and the complexion of criminal justice in the U.S. in the 21st century. The title emphasizes coverage of such politically charged topics as drug trafficking and substance abuse, immigration, environmental protection, government surveillance and civil rights, deadly force, mass incarceration, police militarization, organized crime, gangs, wrongful convictions, racial disparities in sentencing, and privatization of the U.S. prison system.