CJ 2019 eBook : 9780135182406

CJ 2019 eBook

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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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CJ 2019 engages students with real criminal justice issues using interactive components and eye-catching visuals. Students explore a repertoire of current events and the resulting challenges faced by practitioners in the subfields of law enforcement, correctional management and administration, and the US court system. Along the way, learners critically consider the cross-systems nature of crime, law, and justice as well as the benefits of integrative approaches to problem-solving.

Building on CJ 2010, this 2019 edition adds current events, victimization theories, and significant new content representing changes to the field of criminal justice in 2017 and 2018.

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Table of contents
  • 1. Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • 2. Measuring Crime and Victimization
  • 3. Crime: The Search for Understanding
  • 4. Criminal Law: Crimes and the Limits of Law
  • 5. An Overview of Law Enforcement: History, Agencies, Personnel, and Strategies
  • 6. Oversight and Professionalism of Law Enforcement
  • 7. The Court System
  • 8. Courtroom Participants and the Trial
  • 9. Sentencing
  • 10. Jails and Prisons
  • 11. Probation and Parole
  • 12. Corrections in the Community
  • 13. The Juvenile Justice System
  • 14. Trending Topics
Features & benefits
  • Chapter 3 on theories of crime has been rewritten and now incorporates theories of victimisation.
  • This edition incorporates significant changes in the field of criminal justice in 2017 and 2018, including:
  • New judicial and legislative developments
  • New debates about the police in the context of police-community relations, technology, and transparency
  • Police training in relation to dealing with trauma and responding to the risks and needs of special populations – in particular, individuals who have mental health issues
  • New developments in immigration policy and homeland security
  • The timeline has been updated to include current events affecting the criminal justice system. This timeline explores historical developments in the criminal justice system and places events in chronological order.
  • Chapter 14 has been restructured and renamed “Trending Topics.” It continues its discussion of Homeland Security, but now also incorporates updated materials related to immigration and the management and diversion of people in the criminal justice system who have serious mental illness.
  • Commitment to pedagogical excellence
  • Content is organised around key learning objectives for each chapter, which are reinforced with an objectives-driven layout at the end of each chapter.
  • Engaging infographics, flowcharts, and other visuals flow with the body of the text to provide context, capture student attention, and promote recall and understanding.
  • Graphs, tables, and data have been updated to reflect the most current data available. In some cases, new graphics and figures reflecting more current concerns have been added.
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