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Reid, Sue Titus

Criminal Justice Essentials

€ 138.55

Now in its ninth edition, Criminal Justice Essentials provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the major areas of criminal justice systems, focusing primarily on U.S. systems. In addition to providing coverage of how the justice system functions, it reveals the complex interrelationships of the various segments of the system.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface.

Ancillaries.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Part I: Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems:.

1. Criminal Justice: An Overview.

Learning Objectives.

The Nature and Philosophical Bases of Punishment.

The Role of Discretion in Punishment.

Components of Criminal Justice Systems.

Criminal Law: An Overview.

Sources of Criminal Law.

The Concept of Crime.

The Reach of Criminal Law.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Study Questions.

Notes.

2. Crime, Offenders, and Victims.

Learning Objectives.

Sources of Crime Data.

Crime and Offenders.

Crime Victims.

Relationship between Victims and Offenders.

Fear of Crime and Citizens` Reactions.

Criminal Justice Systems and Crime Victims.

Special Focus on Specific Crimes.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Study Questions.

Notes.

Part II: Entry into Criminal Justice Systems: Policing:.

3. The Emergence and Structure of Police Systems.

Learning Objectives.

The History of Policing.

Decentralized Policing: U.S. Systems.

Private Police and Security Forces.

International Policing.

The Organization, Administration, and Management of Police Systems.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Study Questions.

Notes.

4. Policing in a Modern Society.

Learning Objectives.

Preparing for Policing.

Police Discretion.

Police Functions.

Law Enforcement.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Study Questions.

Notes.

5. Problems and Issues in Policing.

Learning Objectives.

Dilemmas in Policing.

The Police Subculture.

Police Misconduct.

Violence and the Police.

The Control of Policing.

Affirmative Action Recruitment and Hiring.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Study Questions.

Notes.

Part III: Processing a Criminal Case: Criminal Court Systems:.

6. Criminal Court Systems.

Learning Objectives.

The Judicial Branch of Government.

The Dual Court System.

Judges in Criminal Court Systems.

Crisis in the Courts.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Study Questions.

Notes.

7. Prosecution, Defense, and Pretrial Procedures.

Learning Objectives.

Lawyers and the Legal Profession.

Prosecution.

Defense.

Pretrial Procedures.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Study Questions.

Notes.

8. Trial, Sentencing, and Appeal.

Learning Objectives.

Constitutional Issues at Trial.

The Trial Process.

Sentencing.

Appeals and Writs.

Wrongful Convictions.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Study Questions.

Notes.

Part IV: Confinement and Corrections:.

9. The History and Structure of Confinement.

Learning Objectives.

The Emergence of Prisons for Punishment.

Modern Prisons: An Overview.

Confinement Institutions.

Federal and State Prisons.

Local Systems: The Jail.

Prison and Jail Populations.

Private Correctional Facilities.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Study Questions.

Notes.

10. Life in Prison.

Learning Objectives.

The Incarceration of Offenders.

Legal Implications of Incarceration.

Prison Administration.

Adaptation to Prison Life.

Female Inmates.

Prison Issues.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Study Questions.

Notes.

11. Community Corrections, Probation, and Parole.

Learning Objectives.

Supervision of Offenders in the Community.

Problems of Offenders on Release.

Focus on the Second Chance Act.

Probation and Parole: An Overview.

Probation.

Parole.

Constitutional Issues.

Sex Offender Registration Laws.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Study Questions.

Notes.

Part V: Juvenile Justice: A Special Case:.

12. Juvenile Justice Systems.

Learning Objectives.

Juvenile Justice Systems: An Overview.

Juvenile Delinquency Data.

Youth Gangs.

The Constitutional Rights of Juveniles.

Juvenile Courts.

Juveniles in Adult Criminal Courts.

Sex Registration Laws and Juveniles.

Juveniles and Substance Abuse.

Juveniles in Correctional Facilities.

Juveniles in the Community.

Juveniles and Capital Punishment.

Juvenile and Adult Criminal Justice Systems: A Brief Assessment.

Summary.

Key Terms.

Study Questions.

Notes.

Appendices.

A Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

B How to Read a Court Citation.

Glossary.

Case Index.

Name Index.

Subject Index.
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
568 pagina's
Januari 2011
1587 gram
279 x 215 x 25 mm
John Wiley & Sons us

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