|At A Glance|
Illustrations, Maps & Charts
171 Sidebars and Tables
Ready-Reference Top Matter
Annotated Organization List
Crime Statistics Websites
|Important Subject Areas|
Highly recommended for public, school and college libraries. Booklist
Starred Review in Booklist January 2006
Editor's Choice 2006 - Booklist
April 2017 · 3 volumes · 1,400 pages · 8"x10"
with Print Purchase
The Criminal Justice System, Second Edition
This new edition offers clear, comprehensive and authoritative treatment of all aspects of the criminal justice system.
The Criminal Justice System, completely updated, covers the most important aspects of criminal justice in the United States. It details the commission and frequency of crimes through the investigation, apprehension, prosecution, and punishment of wrongdoers.
The core issues of criminal justice are approached through a variety of perspectives:
Crimes: includes nearly 40 core articles on specific categories of crime - ranging from animal abuse and arson to vandalism and white-collar crime.
Codes: The framework of American law and significant individual pieces of legislation.
Constitutions: The content of the nation's foundation documents, their interpretation, and their impact on modern criminal justice.
Cops: The varieties of municipal, state, and federal law-enforcement agencies and the relationships among them, as well as their investigative work, specific functions, and arrests and other procedures.
Courts: The structures of the federal and state court system, the relationships among the courts, attorneys, judges and officers of the courts, and trial procedures.
Corrections: Sentencing, capital punishment, prison systems, prison conditions, and parole and pardons are covered in depth. Other broad subjects include business and commerce, drugs, juvenile justice, the media, military justice, rights issues, traffic law, victims and aspects of international justice.
Five indexes and a multitude of informative appendices round out the text. Designed for high school and undergraduate researchers, as well as public library patrons, this clear and authoritative source is an engaging resource for this high-interest subject area.