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Table of Contents
Part 1: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 1. Criminal Justice Today. 2. Causes of Crime. 3. Defining and Measuring Crime. 4. Inside Criminal Law. Part 2: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. 5. Law Enforcement Today. 6. Challenges to Effective Policing. 7. Police and the Constitution: The Rules of Law Enforcement. Part 3: CRIMINAL COURTS. 8. Courts and the Quest for Justice. 9. Pretrial Procedures: The Adversary System in Action. 10. The Criminal Trial. 11. Punishment and Sentencing. Part 4: CORRECTIONS. 12. Probation and Community Corrections. 13. Prisons and Jails. 14. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate. Part 5: SPECIAL ISSUES. 15. The Juvenile Justice System. 16. Homeland Security. 17. Cyber Crime and the Immediate Future of Criminal Justice.