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Criminal justice in action : the core

Author: Larry K Gaines; Roger LeRoy Miller
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Explores real-life applications that clarify various criminal justice concepts. This book describes career opportunities that the field offers.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry K Gaines; Roger LeRoy Miller
ISBN: 9780495094753 0495094757 9780495100966 049510096X
OCLC Number: 85822049
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Criminal Justice Today. 2. Causes of Crime. 3. Defining and Measuring Crime. 4. Inside Criminal Law. 5. Law Enforcement Today. 6. Challenges to Effective Policing. 7. Police and the Constitution: The Rules of Law Enforcement. 8. Courts and the Quest for Justice. 9. Pretrial Procedures and the Criminal Trial. 10. Punishment and Sentencing. 11. Probation and Community Corrections. 12. Prisons and Jails. 13. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate. 14. The Juvenile Justice System. 15. Terrorism, Cyber Crime, and the Future.
Responsibility: Larry K. Gaines, Roger Leroy Miller.

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