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Criminal Justice Today by Frank J Schmalleger
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The BEST-SELLING introduction to criminal justice text of all time, Criminal Justice Today 10/e, continues to set the standard with its hallmark features of theme, timeliness, and technology. With new & expanded coverage of anti-terrorism measures, the Virginia Tech shooting, and criminal justice challenges in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the 10th edition of Criminal Justice Today offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of criminal justice issues pertinent to the world today.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Crime in America Chapter 1 What Is Criminal Justice? Chapter 2 The Crime Picture Chapter 3 The Search for Causes Chapter 4 Criminal Law Part 2 Policing Chapter 5 Policing: History and Structure Chapter 6 Policing: Purpose and Organization Chapter 7 Policing: Legal Aspects Chapter 8 Policing: Issues and Challenges Part 3 Adjudication Chapter 9 The Courts: Structure and Participants Chapter 10 Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial Chapter 11 Sentencing Part 4 Corrections Chapter 12 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections Chapter 13 Prisons and Jails Chapter 14 Prison Life Part 5 Special Issues Chapter 15 Juvenile Justice Chapter 16 Drugs and Crime Chapter 17 Terrorism and Multinational Criminal Justice Chapter 18 The Future of Criminal Justice

Author Biography

Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University, having earned both a master's (1970) and a doctorate in sociology (1974) from Ohio State University with a special emphasis in criminology. From 1976 to 1994, he taught criminology and criminal justice courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For the last 16 of those years, he chaired the university's Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. The university named him Distinguished Professor in 1991. Schmalleger is also the Director of the Justice Research Association, a private consulting firm and think tank focusing on issues of crime and justice. The Justice Research Association (JRA) serves the needs of the nation's civil and criminal justice planners and administrators through workshops, conferences, and grant-writing and program-evaluation support. JRA also sponsors the Criminal Justice Distance Learning Consortium, which resides on the Web at Schmalleger has taught in the online graduate program of the New School for Social Research, helping to build the world's first electronic classrooms in support of distance learning through computer telecommunications. As an adjunct professor with Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Schmalleger helped develop the university's graduate program in security administration and loss prevention. He taught courses in that curriculum for more than a decade. An avid Web user and Website builder, Schmalleger is also the creator of a number of award-winning World Wide Web sites, including one that supports this textbook ( Frank Schmalleger is the author of numerous articles and more than 30 books, including the widely used Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (Prentice Hall, 2008), Criminology Today (Prentice Hall, 2009), and Criminal Law Today (Prentice Hall, 2006). Schmalleger is also founding editor of the journal Criminal Justice Studies. He has served as editor for the Prentice Hall series Criminal Justice in the Twenty-First Century and as imprint adviser for Greenwood Publishing Group's criminal justice reference series. Schmalleger's philosophy of both teaching and writing can be summed up in these words: "In order to communicate knowledge we must first catch, then hold, a person's interest--be it student, colleague, or policymaker. Our writing, our speaking, and our teaching must be relevant to the problems facing people today, and they must in some way help solve those problems." Visit the author's website at
Release date Australia
January 31st, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
10th Revised edition
colour illustrations, colour tables, figures
Prentice Hall
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