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Criminal Justice in America (Available Titles CengageNOW)

Criminal Justice in America (Available Titles CengageNOW)
Author: George F. Cole - Christopher E. Smith
ISBN 13: 9780495809821
ISBN 10: 495809829
Edition: 6
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 544
List Price: $183.95

Based on the more extensive The American system of criminal justice, 10th ed., this textbook introduces the various stages of the criminal justice process, and defines the role played by the police, courts, and correctional facilities. The fourth edition adds a chapter on police actions and constitutional law, and addresses the impact of terrorism. The multimedia CD-ROM contains CNN video segments and critical thinking exercises. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


New edition of a reference in which Cole (U. of Connecticut) and Smith (Michigan State U.) introduce the dynamics of the American criminal justice system. Designed to take advantage of internet resources, the text and CD-ROM focus on how criminal justice involves public policies that are developed within the political framework of the democratic process, and the concept of social system as an essential tool for explaining and analyzing the way criminal justice is administered and practice. The 15 chapters discuss the criminal justice process, police, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. New coverage addresses disparities in the treatment of minorities, changes in policing and crime control, and other topics. Contains many color and b&w white illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)