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Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 9th Edition

By Frank J. Schmalleger

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 20, 2011


The first and BEST-SELLING brief introduction to criminal justice text, Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction 9e 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, its unmatched timeliness and its 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 currentthe most recent information on this ever-evolving field. This is the standalone book, if you want the book/access code order the ISBN listed below.


0132768887 / 9780132768887 Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction and Criminal Justice Interactive Student Access Code Card Package 

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0135068460 / 9780135068465 Criminal Justice Interactive Student Access Code Card

0137069839 / 9780137069835 Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction


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

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-706983-9

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-706983-5

Format: Alternate Binding

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