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The book is filled with practical "how to" information, case studies, and color photographs that illustrate important points and checklists that can be adapted to the needs of local agencies.
This useful resource for those currently in law enforcement covers emerging types of criminal activity such as consumer fraud, identity theft, computer crime, stalking, cyber- stalking, hate crimes, and the latest drug crimes.
Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, Sixth Edition, presents crime detection as a dynamic field relying heavily on the past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical and technological innovations. It explores the many external variables that can influence the investigator's success and the specific methods of crime detection and prosecution of law available today. The text focuses on the steps and considerations observed in an actual criminal investigation. Each chapter begins with recent stories of real crimes that are investigated by the police and set the stage for the rest of the chapter.
This text presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i. e. , a crime), based on three major sources of information -- people, records, and physical evidence. Its tried-and-true system for conducting an investigation is updated with the latest techniques available, teaching the reader new ways of obtaining information from people, including mining the social media outlets now used by a broad spectrum of the public; how to navigate the labyrinth of records and files currently available online; and fresh ways of gathering, identifying, and analyzing physical evidence.
Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition stresses practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition features updated, enhanced coverage of such important topics as terrorism and homeland security, cybercrime, forensics and physical evidence, federal law enforcement investigations, report writing, crimes against children, photography and sketching, preparing and presenting cases in court, and identity theft. Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition includes a carefully structured learning system, checklists, and visuals to make learning easy.
Criminal justice is a social institution and a system. As a social institution, the system attempts to meet society's needs for law and order. In the United States, law and order must be won without unwarranted violations of civil liberties and civil rights. As a system, criminal justice depends on due process involving the police, the courts, and corrections at the federal, state, and local levels. Due process is provided through procedural laws with the goal of obtaining justice that is accurate, timely, fair, and humane. Criminal justice also is an academic discipline with a history, a future, and career paths for people who wish to provide public service. This service is built on definitions of crime, the gathering of crime data, and the development of criminal justice agencies and programs.
The book covers the traditional core of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections), focusing on the decision- making and evaluation of criminal justice policies and practices. The author has taken a provocative view of the CJ system to encourage critical thinking, providing a realistic look at problems as well as new programs which offer promise for the future.
This book introduces students to the real world of criminal justice as Fagin uses clear and simple examples drawn from decades of experience to bring criminal justice alive and places the criminal justice system in the broader context of American government.
A textbook for an introductory criminal justice course. Beyond the updating of facts, court decisions, issues, and research findings, this edition addresses the current "drug driven" nature of all phases of the criminal justice process--the result of the US "war on drugs" during the 1980s and early 1990s.
An internationally recognized scholar and author, James A. Inciardi presents a solid overview of the structure, processes, and problems of the criminal justice system in the United States. Inciardi brings his significant field and research experience to bear on the revision of this successful textbook; his research background, his privileged access to national data, and his story-telling style of writing guarantee a unique perspective to criminal justice. The ninth edition includes many new "Famous Criminals" sections, added coverage on media and criminal justice, and updated exhibits that showcase research, historical perspectives, current events, and the viewpoints of victims in the criminal justice system.
Over the past forty years, the criminal justice system in the United States has engaged in a very expensive policy failure, attempting to punish its way to public safety, with dismal results. So-called "tough on crime" policies have not only failed to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, and victimization but also created an incredibly inefficient system that routinely fails the public, taxpayers, crime victims, criminal offenders, their families, and their communities.Strategies that focus on behavior change are much more productive and cost effective for reducing crime than punishment, and in this book, William R. Kelly discusses the policy, process, and funding innovations and priorities that the United States needs to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, victimization, and cost. He recommends proactive, evidence-based interventions to address criminogenic behavior; collaborative decision making from a variety of professions and disciplines; and a focus on innovative alternatives to incarceration, such as problem-solving courts and probation. Students, professionals, and policy makers alike will find in this comprehensive text a bracing discussion of how our criminal justice system became broken and the best strategies by which to fix it.
A 12-chapter, paperback brief text that is realistic, applied and practical. Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction is a realistic, applied, and practical text,which introduces students to the real world of criminal justice. Fagin uses clear and simple examples drawn from decades of experience to bring criminal justice alive for students. With a clear and readable style,the author places the criminal justice system in the broader context of American government. James Fagin is a recognized educator in the administration of justice; an expert in areas of contemporary concern, such as transnational terrorism, computer crime, and computer technologies in criminal justice; and has hands-on experience in law enforcement.
Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction 6e continues to offer a trusted, authoritative and impeccably researched introduction to the criminal justice system in America. This book's freedom vs. safety theme, its unmatched timeliness, and its coverage of the newest criminal justice trends and technology helps readers think critically about the criminal justice system in a time when the issue of freedom vs. safety has never been more critical. The book's primary theme discusses the balance of freedom and safety between our society and the criminal justice system. Terrorism and security issues include up-to-date coverage of police terrorism response, including the most recent information on counter terrorism initiatives by America's police. Other hot topics include all the latest crime statistics, court cases, trends in the system and criminal justice news. Extensive coverage of technology and crime includes the latest law enforcement technology used to combat crime and technology used by criminals to commit crimes. Also includes extensive discussion of the juvenile justice system. For anyone with current or future criminal justice careers or those in law enforcement positions.
The first and BEST-SELLING brief introduction to criminal justice text, Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction 9e offers instructors and students a trusted, authoritative and impeccably researched introduction to police, courts, and corrections. Designed with a new visual approach, this edition integrates graphic art with the important concepts and ideas of criminal justice. Its unifying theme, its unmatched timeliness and its coverage of trends and technology makes this text THE standard by which all other brief texts are judged.
With riveting examples taken from today's headlines, cutting-edge material on careers, new ways to help students think and write critically, and an engaging magazine-style design, this text is perfect for today's busy students and instructors.
This textbook introduces the criminal justice system and particularly examines the roles played by police, courts, and corrections. Gaines (California State University) and Miller discuss measurements and explanations of crime, criminal law, police organization, pretrial procedures, criminal trials, punishment and sentencing, probation and community corrections, juvenile justice, the drug war, and cybercrime. The fifth edition adds a chapter on homeland security and sections on police strategies, jail overcrowding, and school violence. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
With gripping photos, an engaging magazine-like format, and riveting examples straight from today's headlines, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 7th puts you in the center of the action. Providing just the right depth of coverage, this succinct book uses vivid cases and current events to demonstrate the core principles of the American justice system at work.
The book is designed to provide thorough introduction and comprehensive coverage to the dynamics of the American criminal justice system and illuminates contemporary issues and problems.
This book chronicles the development of criminal law in America, from the beginning of the constitutional era (1789) through the rise of the New Deal order (1939). Elizabeth Dale discusses the changes in criminal law during that period, tracing shifts in policing, law, the courts and punishment. She also analyzes the role that popular justice - lynch mobs, vigilance committees, law-and-order societies and community shunning - played in the development of America's criminal justice system. This book explores the relation between changes in America's criminal justice system and its constitutional order.
Longtime market-leader THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES, 10/e perfectly balances the enduring classics in the development of criminal justice policy with the latest debates, developments, and research from the field.
"Criminal Justice Today," 12/e, continues to lead as the gold-standard for criminal justice texts. Best-selling, student- and instructor-preferred, and time-tested--Schmalleger is the most current and popular text in the market. The text guides criminal justice students in the struggle to find a satisfying balance between freedom and security, and focuses on the crime picture in America and on the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.
Once again, Schmalleger is the most current and popular text on the market and continues to lead as the gold-standard among criminal justice texts today! Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century, 13e continues to lead as the gold-standard for criminal justice texts. Best-selling, student- and instructor-preferred, and time-tested-Schmalleger is the most current and popular text on the market. This textbook guides criminal justice students in the struggle to find a satisfying balance between freedom and security. True to its origins, the thirteenth edition focuses on the crime picture in America and on the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. This edition continues to question the viability of our freedoms in a world that has grown increasingly more dangerous. Students are asked to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American justice system as it struggles to adapt to an increasingly multicultural society and to a society in which the rights of a few can threaten the safety of many.
In a substantially revised eighth edition, Criminal Justice Today continues to set the standard by which all other introductory criminal justice textbooks are measured. The hallmark features that have made Criminal Justice Today the most widely read college criminal justice textbook form the core of this new edition. They include: A thematic approach that contrasts the justice system's twin goals of ensuring public order and safety while guaranteeing individual rights. the book's theme, present since the first edition, is more relevant today and continues to significantly influence the direction of American society. Timely content, including current issues such as efforts to enhance homeland security, concerns about restrictions on individual freedoms in the face of terrorist threats, corporate crime, identity theft, high-technology crime, and special issues such as policing an ever-changing multicultural society. A futures orientation, including a special chapter on the future of criminal justice that points the way to and helps students appreciate the unchanging foundation upon which American criminal justice rests. Accessible technology, including easy-to-use digital tools that make it simple to stay abreast of the latest news, research reports, and government-sponsored studies of relevance to the study of criminal justice. The eighth edition also brings exciting new features to Criminal Justice Today. Among them are: Expanded police coverage, including an entirely new chapter on police organization and management. The criminal justice system's response to terrorism, including broad coverage of homeland security issues, the impact of domestic and international terrorism on criminal justice practices and procedures, individual rights in the face of enhanced security; and terrorism prevention, response, and control. Detailed coverage of corporate crime, including possible criminal activities of companies such as Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia, Vivendi Universal, Kmart, Global Crossing, Tyco International, and London-based auction house Sotheby's. Crime mapping, predictive, and enforcement technologies, including CompStat and CopLink software, wearable augmented reality devices, and biometrics. Expanded coverage of crime scene investigative strategies and techniques, with special graphics provided by the Massachusetts State Police.
Demystify criminal law. Criminal law can be a maze of conflicting principles, strange jargon, and confusing procedures. Professor Paul Bergman unravels the mysteries with an engaging plain English style that incorporates real life examples, famous films, and entertaining hypotheticals. From arraignment through sentencing, from "abuse excuse" to vigilante, this handy desk reference explains it all. You'll get answers to questions such as: * When can police officers enter your home? * Is cyber bullying illegal? * Is intoxication ever a criminal defense? * What are the "fruits of the poisonous tree"? * Can the police search your car? Criminal Law: A Desk Reference will assist students, bloggers, journalists, mystery writers, and anyone else interested in the criminal justice system or law enforcement.
Take the mystery out of criminal law Criminal law can be a maze of conflicting principles, strange jargon, and confusing procedures. Professor Paul Bergman unravels the mysteries with an engaging plain-English style that incorporates real-life examples, famous films, and entertaining hypotheticals. From arraignment through sentencing, from "abuse excuse" to vigilante, this handy desk reference explains it all. You'll get answers to questions such as: When can police officers enter your home? Is cyber-bullying illegal? Is intoxication ever a criminal defense? What are the "fruits of the poisonous tree"? Can the police search your car? Criminal Law: A Desk Referencewill assist students, bloggers, journalists, mystery writers, and anyone else interested in the criminal justice system or law enforcement. Paul Bergman is a UCLA Professor of Law and the author or coauthor of many books, including Represent Yourself in Court and The Criminal Law Handbook, both published by Nolo.