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Criminal Justice in Action

CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION PBE D

Criminal Justice in Action
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7
Pub Date
2012-01-18
Copyright Year
2013
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0840029195
ISBN13
9780840029195
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Wadsworth Publishing
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The Seventh 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 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 throughout the chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • Part 1: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
  • 1. Criminal Justice Today.
  • 2. Causes of Crime.
  • 3. Defining and Measuring Crime.
  • 4. Inside Criminal Law.
  • Part II: 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 III: 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 IV: CORRECTIONS.
  • 12. Probation and Community Corrections.
  • 13. Prisons and Jails.
  • 14. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate.
  • Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES.
  • 15. The Juvenile Justice System.
  • 16. Homeland Security.
  • 17. Today's Challenges: Immigration, Cyber Crime, and White Collar Crime.
The Seventh 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 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 throughout the chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • Part 1: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
  • 1. Criminal Justice Today.
  • 2. Causes of Crime.
  • 3. Defining and Measuring Crime.
  • 4. Inside Criminal Law.
  • Part II: 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 III: 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 IV: CORRECTIONS.
  • 12. Probation and Community Corrections.
  • 13. Prisons and Jails.
  • 14. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate.
  • Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES.
  • 15. The Juvenile Justice System.
  • 16. Homeland Security.
  • 17. Today's Challenges: Immigration, Cyber Crime, and White Collar Crime.
The Seventh 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 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 throughout the chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • Part 1: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
  • 1. Criminal Justice Today.
  • 2. Causes of Crime.
  • 3. Defining and Measuring Crime.
  • 4. Inside Criminal Law.
  • Part II: 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 III: 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 IV: CORRECTIONS.
  • 12. Probation and Community Corrections.
  • 13. Prisons and Jails.
  • 14. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate.
  • Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES.
  • 15. The Juvenile Justice System.
  • 16. Homeland Security.
  • 17. Today's Challenges: Immigration, Cyber Crime, and White Collar Crime.
The Seventh 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 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 throughout the chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
  • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
  • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
  • Part 1: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
  • 1. Criminal Justice Today.
  • 2. Causes of Crime.
  • 3. Defining and Measuring Crime.
  • 4. Inside Criminal Law.
  • Part II: 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 III: 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 IV: CORRECTIONS.
  • 12. Probation and Community Corrections.
  • 13. Prisons and Jails.
  • 14. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate.
  • Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES.
  • 15. The Juvenile Justice System.
  • 16. Homeland Security.
  • 17. Today's Challenges: Immigration, Cyber Crime, and White Collar Crime.
  • Product Description
  • The Seventh 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 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 throughout the chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • Part 1: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
    • 1. Criminal Justice Today.
    • 2. Causes of Crime.
    • 3. Defining and Measuring Crime.
    • 4. Inside Criminal Law.
    • Part II: 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 III: 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 IV: CORRECTIONS.
    • 12. Probation and Community Corrections.
    • 13. Prisons and Jails.
    • 14. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate.
    • Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES.
    • 15. The Juvenile Justice System.
    • 16. Homeland Security.
    • 17. Today's Challenges: Immigration, Cyber Crime, and White Collar Crime.
  • Features
  • The Seventh 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 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 throughout the chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • Part 1: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
    • 1. Criminal Justice Today.
    • 2. Causes of Crime.
    • 3. Defining and Measuring Crime.
    • 4. Inside Criminal Law.
    • Part II: 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 III: 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 IV: CORRECTIONS.
    • 12. Probation and Community Corrections.
    • 13. Prisons and Jails.
    • 14. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate.
    • Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES.
    • 15. The Juvenile Justice System.
    • 16. Homeland Security.
    • 17. Today's Challenges: Immigration, Cyber Crime, and White Collar Crime.
  • About the Author
  • The Seventh 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 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 throughout the chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • Part 1: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
    • 1. Criminal Justice Today.
    • 2. Causes of Crime.
    • 3. Defining and Measuring Crime.
    • 4. Inside Criminal Law.
    • Part II: 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 III: 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 IV: CORRECTIONS.
    • 12. Probation and Community Corrections.
    • 13. Prisons and Jails.
    • 14. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate.
    • Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES.
    • 15. The Juvenile Justice System.
    • 16. Homeland Security.
    • 17. Today's Challenges: Immigration, Cyber Crime, and White Collar Crime.
  • Table of Contents
  • The Seventh 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 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 throughout the chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps students current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature has been broadened to cover a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so students are less likely to skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which helps sharpen students' writing and critical thinking skills. This feature introduces students to a controversial topic from the chapter and provides them with "for" and "against" arguments for the topic. Using information they've gleaned from the chapter, students are asked to give their opinion is essay form.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping students succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides students to the most important concepts as they read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • All-new chapter opening vignettes help you see the relevance of chapter material and draw you into the assigned reading. These current, highly recognizable cases include the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; James Arthur Ray's conviction for the deaths of three people who participated in his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, Arizona; the continuing saga of Amanda Knox, the American exchange student fighting to overturn the verdict that she murdered her roommate in Perugia, Italy; and many others.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • A new closing chapter, "Today's Challenges: Immigration Law, Cyber Crime, and White-Collar Crime," keeps you current by providing in-depth coverage of today's highest-profile issues.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
    • The popular "You Be the Judge" feature covers a wide range of professions in the criminal justice field. The "You Be the . . . " features--for instance, "You Be the Police Officer" or "You Be the Defense Attorney"--spotlight a wealth of different career choices and facilitate scenario-based active learning that helps you succeed in the course.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most careers-orientated text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose you to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential fast facts on each career choice; an updated appendix to Chapter 1, "Criminal Justice Today," on careers and educational opportunities; and a full-size career poster focusing on employment in various law enforcement agencies.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • "CJ and Technology" coverage, while easily identifiable, is integrated into the narrative so you don't inadvertently skip over technological innovations that are crucial to today's criminal justice system. Examples include the use of biometrics in police work, the use of transdermal alcohol testing, and the future of fingerprinting.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
    • Each chapter ends with a "Criminal Justice in Action" feature, which will help you sharpen your writing and critical thinking skills by introducing a controversial topic from the chapter, providing "for" and "against" arguments for the topic, and challenging you to present your own opinion on the issue in essay form.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION has an integrated Learning Objectives system aimed at helping you succeed. Each chapter opens with a set of Learning Objectives that guides you to the most important concepts as you read the chapter. Within the margins of the chapter, Learning Objective icons (LO) are placed alongside sections of the text that match that objective. The chapter concludes with the Chapter Summary, which repeats each Learning Objective and then responds with a short summary paragraph.
    • Part 1: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
    • 1. Criminal Justice Today.
    • 2. Causes of Crime.
    • 3. Defining and Measuring Crime.
    • 4. Inside Criminal Law.
    • Part II: 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 III: 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 IV: CORRECTIONS.
    • 12. Probation and Community Corrections.
    • 13. Prisons and Jails.
    • 14. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate.
    • Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES.
    • 15. The Juvenile Justice System.
    • 16. Homeland Security.
    • 17. Today's Challenges: Immigration, Cyber Crime, and White Collar Crime.
 
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