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Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (8th Edition)

Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (8th Edition)
Author: Frank Schmalleger
ISBN 13: 9780137145539
ISBN 10: 137145535
Edition: 8
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2009-01-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $127.80

The first and BEST-SELLING brief introduction to criminal justice text, Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction 8e continues to offer instructors and students a trusted, authoritative and impeccably researched introduction to the criminal justice system in America. Now with a CJ careers feature and learning objectives aligned with end-of-chapter questions, the book provides both a streamlined and up-to-date look at this ever-evolving field. Known for its unifying theme, its unmatched timeliness and its coverage of the newest criminal justice trends and technology, this book has become THE standard by which all other brief texts are judged.


An introductory text for students and criminal justice professionals alike, focusing on police, courts and corrections, and highlighting the need to balance respect for the rights of the individual with the interests of society. Covers the Uniform Crime Reports program; sources and types of criminal law; police administration; adjudication and sentencing; the criminal trial; and prisons. Includes the complete text of the US Constitution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)