Crime, Prisons, and Jails, 2017 Edition

  • Kim Masters Evans
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  • ISBN-10: 141032558X
  • ISBN-13: 9781410325587
  • DDC: 365
  • Shipping Weight: .91 lbs ( .41 kgs)
  • 176 Pages | Print | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2016, 2014, 2012
  • © 2018 | Published



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Table of Contents

An Overview of Crime.
Crime Trends.
Crime Victims.
Drug Crimes.
White-Collar Crime.
Controlling Crime.
Correctional Facilities: Prisons and Jails.
Characteristics and Rights of Inmates.
Probation and Parole.
Juvenile Crime.