The sixth edition of "Criminal Justice in Action" places you in the center of the action and helps you excel in your criminal justice course! You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key criminal justice concepts and read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Concepts will suddenly make sense thanks to this edition's vivid straight-from-the-headlines vignettes that begin every chapter. Choosing what's important to remember is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced from start to finish of every chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items. Additionally, the book's fun and interesting writing activities help you master critical thinking and writing without intimidation.
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.