The best-selling introduction to criminal justice book of all time, Criminal Justice Today 10/e, continues to set the standard with its hallmark features of theme, technology, and time. The strengths of the book rest in the application of theoretical perspectives to current real world activities related to criminal justice issues. New technology and cases are also incorporated, bringing the book and reader together in current issues. Broken up into five sections, this comprehensive book addresses topics within Crime in America, Policing, Adjudication, Corrections, and Special Issues such as Drug Crime and Juvenile Justice.
Themes underlying this book/CD-ROM text for beginning students in criminal justice include the contrast between the rights of individuals versus the need for public order, the role of technology in fighting crime and in crime itself, and the challenges of multiculturalism and diversity. A variety of boxed readings give insight on professional issues, news stories, and the future of criminal justice. The included CD-ROM contains interactive scenarios based on real cases, key term review, games, quizzes, a glossary, and Web links. The author is professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke, where he chaired the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)