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CJ 2012

By James A. Fagin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 27, 2011


CJ 2012 provides a brief and affordable look at the criminal justice system. Taking a contemporary approach, it supports true understanding by focusing on the core concepts that matter most. Each chapter features a unified presentation that links learning objectives, text segments, media explorations and end-of-chapter summaries together. Moving beyond rote memorization, the book encourages active participation by providing conversation-starting pedagogy that involves students with the research findings and current events shaping the field.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1        Criminal Justice

Chapter 2        Crime: Why and How Much

Chapter 3        Criminal Law Control versus Liberty

Chapter 4        Roles and Functions of the Police

Chapter 5        Police Officers and the Law

Chapter 6        The Court System

Chapter 7        Courtroom Participants and the Trial

Chapter 8        Sentencing

Chapter 9        Jails and Prisons

Chapter 10      Probation and Parole

Chapter 11      Corrections in the Community

Chapter 12      The Juvenile Justice System

Chapter 13      Homeland Security


CJ 2012

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