Albanese’s Criminal Justice, 4th edition is a thorough introduction to the field of criminal justice. In addition the major concepts, this text focuses on critical thinking as well as the media's influence on both criminal justice and the public's perception of criminal justice.
Albanese gives new attention to up-to-the-minute laws and policies related to crime, search and seizure, and operations of the criminal justice system. The text examines cutting-edge issues of technology, including crimes facilitated by the Internet and identity theft.
This textbook covers the basics of the criminal justice system. Chapters address issues like crime and violence, defining and measuring crime, sophisticated crimes, criminal law, criminal procedure, officers of the law, law enforcement and police behavior, criminal courts, defense and prosecution, trials and sentencing, prisons, and corrections in the community. Albanese teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)