An overview of the criminal justice system as it currently operates in its three major components: police, courts, corrections. A broad-based interdisciplinary perspective is employed to introduce the student to theories of crime and the process of criminal justice in modern America.
Title: Criminal Justice in America
Authors: G. F. Cole & C. E. Smith
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing, Belmont, CA
1. Overview of the CJ System
2. Understanding Crime
3. Criminal Justice System and the Law
4&5. Policing in America
6. Policing and Law
7. Police Issues and Trends
9. Court Processes
12. Alternative Sanctions
13. Prisons and Jails
14. Release and supervisions
15. Juvenile Justice
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