This book guides readers through three basic aspects of criminal law: the history of criminal law, the crimes themselves, and specific legal procedures. Offering a new organization, it presents crimes first and then procedures and highlights current events and case law throughout. This edition features a new integrative case study, new You Make the Call exercises, and original source material to support classroom discussion and debate. By addressing the fundamentals of criminal law history, the Constitution, and even how media coverage impacts criminal proceedings, students can begin to explore the law in their jurisdiction and build upon the fundamental knowledge this book delivers. This book is for paralegals, legal assistants, and individuals interested in a career in corrections or law enforcement.
This book explores the criminal justice career landscape by providing a glimpse into the different criminal justice careers and provides advice as to how to prepare to enter those career fields. This book includes personal profiles that exemplify real work in the criminal justice profession; these have been written by current employees, some retired and some by exemplary leaders in the field.
The author takes us on a journey that begins with the origins of the juvenile justice system with its vision of rehabilitation through Reform Schools, Tough Love, Zero Tolerance and other false turns. She discusses the substantial gains and promise of the 21st century with evidence based interventions and a return to the system’s original vision that kids are different.
This book challenges the civil rights community—and all of us—to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America. The author shows that, by targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness.
The authoritative text in criminal justice. The first and best-selling brief introduction to criminal justice text, Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 10th Edition offers instructors and students a trusted, authoritative, and impeccably researched introduction to police, courts, and corrections. Designed with a new visual approach, this edition integrates graphic art with the important concepts and ideas of criminal justice. Its unifying theme, unmatched timeliness, and coverage of trends and technology makes this text the standard by which all other brief texts are judged.