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Introduction to criminal justice

Author: Larry J Siegel; Joseph J Senna
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats
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As fast-paced and vital as criminal justice itself, the Eleventh Edition of INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE is an authoritative, comprehensive, solidly researched bestseller that sparks students' interest with its cutting-edge topics and gripping examples-all presented with the authors' trademark of exceptional balance and. With its new "Careers in Criminal Justice" feature in every chapter, new interactive online  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry J Siegel; Joseph J Senna
ISBN: 9780495095415 0495095419 9780495101611 0495101613
OCLC Number: 123128666
Notes: Senna's name appears first on the earlier eds.
Description: xxv, 653 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Crime and criminal justice --
The nature and extent of crime --
Understanding crime and victimization --
Criminal law: substance and procedure --
Police in society: history and organization --
The police: organization, role, function --
Issues in policing --
Police and the rule of law --
The courts and the judiciary --
The prosecution and the defense --
Pretrial procedures --
The criminal trial --
Punishment and sentencing --
Community sentences: probation, intermediate sanctions, and restorative justice --
Corrections: history, institutions, and populations --
Prison life: living in and leaving prison --
The juvenile justice system.
Responsibility: Larry J. Siegel, Joseph J. Senna.
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