Cart subtotal (0 items): $0.00
Introduction to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Criminal Justice - 9780357670958

John L. Worrall, Larry J. Siegel
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Edition
15
Pub Date
2020-09-25
Copyright Year
2016
ISBN10
0357670957
ISBN13
9780357670958
Publisher
Wadsworth Publishing
Page Count
736
Dimensions
8.40 in
10.70 in
1.10 in
Binding Format
Soft Cover
Units Per Carton
10.00
In Cart
$187.96
(Retail price: $234.95)
(You save $46.99 )
Ships in 1-3 business days
Add to Cart Adding to cart… Added to cart
 
Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Fifteenth Edition, gives readers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping them with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its objective presentation and to-the-point writing style, the text effectively guides readers through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. The book also includes an emphasis on today's criminal justice careers, offering insights from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs.
  • "FactCheck" boxes compare students' opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
  • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping students better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
  • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
  • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
  • Features throughout the text help students grasp and apply what they are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps students to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
  • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges students to solve ethical dilemmas they may confront working in criminal justice.
  • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text, matched to end-of-chapter summary sections, and linked to corresponding test items in the accompanying Test Bank.
  • "FactCheck" boxes compare your opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
  • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping you better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
  • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
  • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging you to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
  • Features throughout the text help you grasp and apply what you are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps you to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
  • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges you to solve ethical dilemmas you may confront working in criminal justice.
  • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text and matched to end-of-chapter summary sections.

John L. Worrall

JOHN L. WORRALL is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a BA, double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is the author of Crime Control in America: What Works? (3rd ed., Pearson) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson); coauthor of several texts, including most recently, with Jennifer L. Moore, Criminal Law and Procedure (Pearson, 2014); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

Larry J. Siegel

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? Dr. Siegal applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for 9 years. He also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, before joining the faculty at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML). He is now professor emeritus at UML. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the areas of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, courts, private security and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Dr. Siegel and his wife, Therese J. Libby, now reside in Naples, Florida.

  • Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
  • 1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
  • 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
  • 3. Understanding Crime and Victimization.
  • 4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
  • Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
  • 5. Public Policing and Private Security.
  • 6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function.
  • 7. Issues in Policing.
  • 8. Police and the Rule of Law.
  • Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION.
  • 9. Court Structure and Personnel.
  • 10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
  • 11. Punishment and Sentencing.
  • Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
  • 12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
  • 13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
  • 14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
  • Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
  • 15. Juvenile Justice.
  • 16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.
Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Fifteenth Edition, gives readers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping them with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its objective presentation and to-the-point writing style, the text effectively guides readers through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. The book also includes an emphasis on today's criminal justice careers, offering insights from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs.
  • "FactCheck" boxes compare students' opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
  • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping students better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
  • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
  • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
  • Features throughout the text help students grasp and apply what they are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps students to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
  • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges students to solve ethical dilemmas they may confront working in criminal justice.
  • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text, matched to end-of-chapter summary sections, and linked to corresponding test items in the accompanying Test Bank.
  • "FactCheck" boxes compare your opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
  • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping you better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
  • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
  • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging you to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
  • Features throughout the text help you grasp and apply what you are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps you to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
  • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges you to solve ethical dilemmas you may confront working in criminal justice.
  • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text and matched to end-of-chapter summary sections.

John L. Worrall

JOHN L. WORRALL is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a BA, double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is the author of Crime Control in America: What Works? (3rd ed., Pearson) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson); coauthor of several texts, including most recently, with Jennifer L. Moore, Criminal Law and Procedure (Pearson, 2014); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

Larry J. Siegel

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? Dr. Siegal applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for 9 years. He also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, before joining the faculty at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML). He is now professor emeritus at UML. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the areas of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, courts, private security and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Dr. Siegel and his wife, Therese J. Libby, now reside in Naples, Florida.

  • Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
  • 1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
  • 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
  • 3. Understanding Crime and Victimization.
  • 4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
  • Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
  • 5. Public Policing and Private Security.
  • 6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function.
  • 7. Issues in Policing.
  • 8. Police and the Rule of Law.
  • Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION.
  • 9. Court Structure and Personnel.
  • 10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
  • 11. Punishment and Sentencing.
  • Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
  • 12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
  • 13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
  • 14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
  • Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
  • 15. Juvenile Justice.
  • 16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.
Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Fifteenth Edition, gives readers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping them with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its objective presentation and to-the-point writing style, the text effectively guides readers through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. The book also includes an emphasis on today's criminal justice careers, offering insights from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs.
  • "FactCheck" boxes compare students' opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
  • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping students better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
  • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
  • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
  • Features throughout the text help students grasp and apply what they are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps students to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
  • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges students to solve ethical dilemmas they may confront working in criminal justice.
  • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text, matched to end-of-chapter summary sections, and linked to corresponding test items in the accompanying Test Bank.
  • "FactCheck" boxes compare your opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
  • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping you better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
  • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
  • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging you to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
  • Features throughout the text help you grasp and apply what you are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps you to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
  • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges you to solve ethical dilemmas you may confront working in criminal justice.
  • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text and matched to end-of-chapter summary sections.

John L. Worrall

JOHN L. WORRALL is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a BA, double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is the author of Crime Control in America: What Works? (3rd ed., Pearson) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson); coauthor of several texts, including most recently, with Jennifer L. Moore, Criminal Law and Procedure (Pearson, 2014); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

Larry J. Siegel

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? Dr. Siegal applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for 9 years. He also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, before joining the faculty at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML). He is now professor emeritus at UML. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the areas of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, courts, private security and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Dr. Siegel and his wife, Therese J. Libby, now reside in Naples, Florida.

  • Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
  • 1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
  • 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
  • 3. Understanding Crime and Victimization.
  • 4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
  • Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
  • 5. Public Policing and Private Security.
  • 6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function.
  • 7. Issues in Policing.
  • 8. Police and the Rule of Law.
  • Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION.
  • 9. Court Structure and Personnel.
  • 10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
  • 11. Punishment and Sentencing.
  • Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
  • 12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
  • 13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
  • 14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
  • Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
  • 15. Juvenile Justice.
  • 16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.
Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Fifteenth Edition, gives readers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping them with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its objective presentation and to-the-point writing style, the text effectively guides readers through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. The book also includes an emphasis on today's criminal justice careers, offering insights from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs.
  • "FactCheck" boxes compare students' opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
  • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping students better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
  • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
  • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
  • Features throughout the text help students grasp and apply what they are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps students to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
  • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges students to solve ethical dilemmas they may confront working in criminal justice.
  • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text, matched to end-of-chapter summary sections, and linked to corresponding test items in the accompanying Test Bank.
  • "FactCheck" boxes compare your opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
  • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping you better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
  • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
  • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging you to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
  • Features throughout the text help you grasp and apply what you are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps you to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
  • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges you to solve ethical dilemmas you may confront working in criminal justice.
  • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text and matched to end-of-chapter summary sections.

John L. Worrall

JOHN L. WORRALL is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a BA, double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is the author of Crime Control in America: What Works? (3rd ed., Pearson) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson); coauthor of several texts, including most recently, with Jennifer L. Moore, Criminal Law and Procedure (Pearson, 2014); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

Larry J. Siegel

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? Dr. Siegal applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for 9 years. He also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, before joining the faculty at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML). He is now professor emeritus at UML. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the areas of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, courts, private security and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Dr. Siegel and his wife, Therese J. Libby, now reside in Naples, Florida.

  • Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
  • 1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
  • 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
  • 3. Understanding Crime and Victimization.
  • 4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
  • Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
  • 5. Public Policing and Private Security.
  • 6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function.
  • 7. Issues in Policing.
  • 8. Police and the Rule of Law.
  • Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION.
  • 9. Court Structure and Personnel.
  • 10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
  • 11. Punishment and Sentencing.
  • Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
  • 12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
  • 13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
  • 14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
  • Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
  • 15. Juvenile Justice.
  • 16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.
  • Product Description
  • Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Fifteenth Edition, gives readers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping them with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its objective presentation and to-the-point writing style, the text effectively guides readers through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. The book also includes an emphasis on today's criminal justice careers, offering insights from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs.
    • "FactCheck" boxes compare students' opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
    • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping students better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
    • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
    • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
    • Features throughout the text help students grasp and apply what they are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps students to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
    • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges students to solve ethical dilemmas they may confront working in criminal justice.
    • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text, matched to end-of-chapter summary sections, and linked to corresponding test items in the accompanying Test Bank.
    • "FactCheck" boxes compare your opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
    • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping you better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
    • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
    • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging you to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
    • Features throughout the text help you grasp and apply what you are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps you to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
    • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges you to solve ethical dilemmas you may confront working in criminal justice.
    • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text and matched to end-of-chapter summary sections.

    John L. Worrall

    JOHN L. WORRALL is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a BA, double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is the author of Crime Control in America: What Works? (3rd ed., Pearson) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson); coauthor of several texts, including most recently, with Jennifer L. Moore, Criminal Law and Procedure (Pearson, 2014); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

    Larry J. Siegel

    Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? Dr. Siegal applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for 9 years. He also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, before joining the faculty at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML). He is now professor emeritus at UML. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the areas of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, courts, private security and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Dr. Siegel and his wife, Therese J. Libby, now reside in Naples, Florida.

    • Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
    • 1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
    • 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
    • 3. Understanding Crime and Victimization.
    • 4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
    • Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
    • 5. Public Policing and Private Security.
    • 6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function.
    • 7. Issues in Policing.
    • 8. Police and the Rule of Law.
    • Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION.
    • 9. Court Structure and Personnel.
    • 10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
    • 11. Punishment and Sentencing.
    • Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
    • 12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
    • 13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
    • 14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
    • Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
    • 15. Juvenile Justice.
    • 16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.
  • Features
  • Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Fifteenth Edition, gives readers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping them with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its objective presentation and to-the-point writing style, the text effectively guides readers through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. The book also includes an emphasis on today's criminal justice careers, offering insights from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs.
    • "FactCheck" boxes compare students' opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
    • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping students better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
    • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
    • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
    • Features throughout the text help students grasp and apply what they are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps students to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
    • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges students to solve ethical dilemmas they may confront working in criminal justice.
    • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text, matched to end-of-chapter summary sections, and linked to corresponding test items in the accompanying Test Bank.
    • "FactCheck" boxes compare your opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
    • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping you better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
    • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
    • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging you to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
    • Features throughout the text help you grasp and apply what you are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps you to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
    • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges you to solve ethical dilemmas you may confront working in criminal justice.
    • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text and matched to end-of-chapter summary sections.

    John L. Worrall

    JOHN L. WORRALL is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a BA, double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is the author of Crime Control in America: What Works? (3rd ed., Pearson) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson); coauthor of several texts, including most recently, with Jennifer L. Moore, Criminal Law and Procedure (Pearson, 2014); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

    Larry J. Siegel

    Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? Dr. Siegal applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for 9 years. He also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, before joining the faculty at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML). He is now professor emeritus at UML. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the areas of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, courts, private security and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Dr. Siegel and his wife, Therese J. Libby, now reside in Naples, Florida.

    • Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
    • 1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
    • 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
    • 3. Understanding Crime and Victimization.
    • 4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
    • Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
    • 5. Public Policing and Private Security.
    • 6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function.
    • 7. Issues in Policing.
    • 8. Police and the Rule of Law.
    • Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION.
    • 9. Court Structure and Personnel.
    • 10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
    • 11. Punishment and Sentencing.
    • Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
    • 12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
    • 13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
    • 14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
    • Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
    • 15. Juvenile Justice.
    • 16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.
  • About the Author
  • Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Fifteenth Edition, gives readers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping them with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its objective presentation and to-the-point writing style, the text effectively guides readers through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. The book also includes an emphasis on today's criminal justice careers, offering insights from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs.
    • "FactCheck" boxes compare students' opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
    • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping students better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
    • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
    • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
    • Features throughout the text help students grasp and apply what they are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps students to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
    • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges students to solve ethical dilemmas they may confront working in criminal justice.
    • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text, matched to end-of-chapter summary sections, and linked to corresponding test items in the accompanying Test Bank.
    • "FactCheck" boxes compare your opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
    • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping you better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
    • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
    • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging you to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
    • Features throughout the text help you grasp and apply what you are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps you to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
    • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges you to solve ethical dilemmas you may confront working in criminal justice.
    • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text and matched to end-of-chapter summary sections.

    John L. Worrall

    JOHN L. WORRALL is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a BA, double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is the author of Crime Control in America: What Works? (3rd ed., Pearson) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson); coauthor of several texts, including most recently, with Jennifer L. Moore, Criminal Law and Procedure (Pearson, 2014); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

    Larry J. Siegel

    Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? Dr. Siegal applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for 9 years. He also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, before joining the faculty at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML). He is now professor emeritus at UML. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the areas of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, courts, private security and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Dr. Siegel and his wife, Therese J. Libby, now reside in Naples, Florida.

    • Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
    • 1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
    • 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
    • 3. Understanding Crime and Victimization.
    • 4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
    • Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
    • 5. Public Policing and Private Security.
    • 6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function.
    • 7. Issues in Policing.
    • 8. Police and the Rule of Law.
    • Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION.
    • 9. Court Structure and Personnel.
    • 10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
    • 11. Punishment and Sentencing.
    • Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
    • 12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
    • 13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
    • 14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
    • Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
    • 15. Juvenile Justice.
    • 16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.
  • Table of Contents
  • Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Fifteenth Edition, gives readers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping them with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its objective presentation and to-the-point writing style, the text effectively guides readers through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. The book also includes an emphasis on today's criminal justice careers, offering insights from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs.
    • "FactCheck" boxes compare students' opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
    • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping students better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
    • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
    • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
    • Features throughout the text help students grasp and apply what they are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps students to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
    • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges students to solve ethical dilemmas they may confront working in criminal justice.
    • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text, matched to end-of-chapter summary sections, and linked to corresponding test items in the accompanying Test Bank.
    • "FactCheck" boxes compare your opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realities of defensive gun use, and another in Chapter 11 compares perceptions of the death penalty with the reality of the complications of administering the death penalty in specific situations.
    • "Global Criminal Justice" boxes are aimed at helping you better understand crime problems that know no geographical boundaries. They also offer comparative perspectives. For example, the box in Chapter 2 compares U.S. crime rates to those of other countries around the world, and the box in Chapter 16 explores global sex trafficking.
    • Content has been updated throughout the book, with new or expanded discussion of such timely topics as marijuana legalization, policing strategies, and the effects of recent Supreme Court cases on criminal justice operations.
    • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging you to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
    • Features throughout the text help you grasp and apply what you are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps you to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices; and "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system.
    • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" challenges you to solve ethical dilemmas you may confront working in criminal justice.
    • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text and matched to end-of-chapter summary sections.

    John L. Worrall

    JOHN L. WORRALL is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a BA, double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is the author of Crime Control in America: What Works? (3rd ed., Pearson) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson); coauthor of several texts, including most recently, with Jennifer L. Moore, Criminal Law and Procedure (Pearson, 2014); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

    Larry J. Siegel

    Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? Dr. Siegal applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for 9 years. He also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, before joining the faculty at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML). He is now professor emeritus at UML. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the areas of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, courts, private security and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Dr. Siegel and his wife, Therese J. Libby, now reside in Naples, Florida.

    • Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
    • 1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
    • 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
    • 3. Understanding Crime and Victimization.
    • 4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
    • Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
    • 5. Public Policing and Private Security.
    • 6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function.
    • 7. Issues in Policing.
    • 8. Police and the Rule of Law.
    • Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION.
    • 9. Court Structure and Personnel.
    • 10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
    • 11. Punishment and Sentencing.
    • Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
    • 12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
    • 13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
    • 14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
    • Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
    • 15. Juvenile Justice.
    • 16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.
 
Cart subtotal (0 items): $0.00