Criminal Justice: An Introduction

Criminal Justice: An Introduction

6th Edition

By Freda Adler and Gerhard O. Mueller and William Laufer

  • Copyright: 2012

  • Publication Date: Apr 22 2011

  • ISBN 10: 0078026512

  • ISBN 13: 9780078026515

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Criminal Justice: An Introduction offers a current, lively and thorough introduction to criminal justice. Students are easily drawn to the intriguing field with coverage of past developments, c

Criminal Justice: An Introduction offers a current, lively and thorough introduction to criminal justice. Students are easily drawn to the intriguing field with coverage of past developments, contemporary issues, and tomorrow's challenges. This edition offers new material on diversity in the Criminal Justice System to help students better understand the system from the perspective of women and minorities. Manageable in terms of size and price, Criminal Justice: An Introduction offers a concise and affordable option to your Criminal Justice course.

  • Language: English

  • Imprint: McGraw-Hill College

  • Dimension: 8.4 x 10.8

  • Page Count: 448

New Features

  • ?What do you think?? feature has been expanded upon and gives students a look at questionable current events which deserve a second thought. For example, what do you think about abolishing parole? Or convicting someone of a crime relying on the evidence from a brain scanner? Mental health courts?
  • Increased coverage of the criminal law now asks students to grapple with the most significant cases in the substantive law.
  • Expanded coverage on terrorism and corporate crime including coverage of a basic but illustrative understanding on what terrorism means and the factors behind it (chapter 2) as well as recent high-profile corporate crime cases (ie. Martha Stewart accused of insider trading)
  • To purchase an electronic eBook version of this title, visit www.CourseSmart.com (ISBN 0-07-744359-4).
  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/TS_Crime_and_Criminology_10e.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Crime and Criminology, 10/e with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Criminal Justice textbooks by Adler et al., Masters et al., and Bohm/Haley.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/AE_Criminal_Justice_1213.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: Criminal Justice 12/13 with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Introductory Criminal Justice textbooks by Adler et al., Masters et al., and Bohm/Haley.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/TS_Legal_Issues_15eX.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Legal Issues, 15/e Expanded with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Criminal Justice textbooks by Adler et al., Masters et al., Bohm/Haley.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/TS_Crime_and_Criminology_10eX.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Crime and Criminology, 10/e Expanded with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Criminal Justice and Criminology textbooks by Adler et al., Masters et al., and Bohm/Haley.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/AE_Criminal_Justice_13_14.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: Criminal Justice 13/14 with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Criminal Justice textbooks by Adler et al., Masters et al., and Bohm/Haley.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/TS_Crime_and_Criminology_11e.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Crime and Criminology, 11/ewith the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Education Criminal Justice and Criminology textbooks by Adler/Mueller/Laufer, Masters et al., and Bohm/Haley.

  • Correlation Guide:

    www.mhhe.com/mhcp/CorrelationGuides/TS_Legal_Issues_16e.pdf

    This convenient guide matches the issues in Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Legal Issues, 16/e with the corresponding chapters in three of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Criminal Justice textbooks by Adler et al., Masters et al., Bohm/Haley.

Key Features

  • 21st Century Challenges boxes alert students to changes in the criminal justice system and responses to those changes.
  • In Their Own Words boxes are compelling first person accounts of a typical day in a criminal justice profession as told by practitioners in the field.
  • Crime Scene boxes bring current issues to life through discussion of engaging topics like road rage, Court TV, prison violence, and stalking.

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1 Criminal Justice: Introduction and Overview

2 Crime and Criminals

3 Explaining Criminal Behavior

4 The Criminal Law

5 History and Organization of the Police

6 Police Function

Table of Contents

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1 Criminal Justice: Introduction and Overview

2 Crime and Criminals

3 Explaining Criminal Behavior

4 The Criminal Law

5 History and Organization of the Police

6 Police Functions and Police Culture

7 The Rule of Law in Law Enforcement

8 The Origin and Role of the Courts

9 Lawyers and Judges

10 Criminal Prosecution and Adjudication

11 Sentencing 296

12 Corrections: Yesterday and Today

13 Institutional Corrections

14 Alternatives: Community Corrections

15 Justice for Juveniles and Victims 396

Appendix - The Constitution of the United States of America: Amendments

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About the Authors

Freda Adler

Dr. Freda Adler is a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice. She is the Director of the Master of Science Program in Criminology and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her BA in sociology, her MA in criminology, and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Adler began her career in criminal justice as an evaluator of drug and alcohol treatment programs for federal and state governments. Since 1968, she has taught subjects such as criminal justice, criminology, comparative criminal justice systems, statistics, and research methods. She has served as criminal justice advisor to the United Nations, as well as to federal, state, and foreign governments. Dr. Adler's published works include 13 books as author or coauthor, 9 books as editor or coeditor, and over 90 journal articles. She has served on the editorial boards of the <i>Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminology</i>, and the <i>Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency</i>. Dr. Adler serves as editorial consultant to the <i>Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology</i> and is coeditor of <i>Advances in Criminological Theory</i>. She also has served as president as the American Society of Criminology (1994-1995).

Gerhard O. Mueller

Dr. Gerhard O. W. Mueller is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice. Between 1974 and 1982, he served as Chief of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch. As such, he was responsible for all of the United Nations? programs dealing with problems of crime and justice worldwide. He has been a faculty member of universities and colleges across the country and around the world.

William Laufer

Dr. William S. Laufer is Associate Professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Teaching since 1987, his subjects include criminological theory, corporate and white collar crime, and business ethics. Dr. Laufer?s research has appeared in a wide range of journals.