Criminal Justice Today, 12/e, continues to lead as the gold-standard for criminal justice texts. Best-selling, student- and instructor-preferred, and time-tested—Schmalleger is the most current and popular text in the market. The text guides criminal justice students in the struggle to find a satisfying balance between freedom and security, and focuses on the crime picture in America and on the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.
Table of Contents
Part 1 CRIME IN AMERICA
Chapter 1 What Is Criminal Justice?
Chapter 2 The Crime Picture
Chapter 3 The Search for Causes
Chapter 4 Criminal Law
Part 2 POLICING
Chapter 5 Policing: History and Structure
Chapter 6 Policing: Purpose and Organization
Chapter 7 Policing: Legal Aspects
Chapter 8 Policing: Issues and Challenges
Part 3 ADJUDICATION
Chapter 9 The Courts: Structure and Participants
Chapter 10 Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial
Chapter 11 Sentencing
Part 4 CORRECTIONS
Chapter 12 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
Chapter 13 Prisons and Jails
Chapter 14 Prison Life
Part 5 SPECIAL ISSUES
Chapter 15 Juvenile Justice
Chapter 16 Drugs and Crime
Chapter 17 Terrorism and Multinational Criminal Justice
Chapter 18 The Future of Criminal Justice
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