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Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 10th Edition

By Frank J. Schmalleger

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 2, 2013


The authoritative text in criminal justice.


The first and best-selling brief introduction to criminal justice text, Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 10e offers instructors and students a trusted, authoritative, and impeccably researched introduction to police, courts, and corrections. Designed with a new visual approach, this edition integrates graphic art with the important concepts and ideas of criminal justice. Its unifying theme, unmatched timeliness, and coverage of trends and technology makes this text the standard by which all other brief texts are judged. An interactive website along with author tweets (@schmalleger) extends chapter material and provides up-to-the minute information on this ever-evolving field.

Table of Contents


1.      What is Criminal Justice?

2.      The Crime Picture

3.      Criminal Law



4.      Policing: Purpose and Organizations

5.      Policing: Legal Aspects

6.      Policing: Issues and Challenges



7.      The Courts

8.      The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial

9.      Sentencing



10.  Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

11.  Prisons and Jails

12.  Prison Life



13.  Juvenile Justice

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ISBN-10: 0-13-300979-3

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-300979-8

Format: Alternate Binding

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