CJ brings the criminal justice system to life with an innovative magazine style design, real and relevant examples that students can identify with, and practical online applications. It is a user-friendly overview of the main players, major processes, and contemporary issues within the criminal justice system. It includes the major components of the criminal justice system: courts, police, and corrections. CJ presents the key concepts in criminal justice, tackles myths and students' preconceived ideas, and immerses them in the criminal justice system. There is an emphasis on the role of the victim and the role of the media and highlights the many current and classic examples of cases that highlight laws and procedures.
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Chapter 1: Criminal Justice in Canada
Chapter 2: Crime and Criminal Law
Chapter 3: Policing
Chapter 4: Criminal Courts
Chapter 5: Sentencing
Chapter 6: Correctional Institutions
Chapter 7: Community Corrections
Chapter 8: Youth Justice
Chapter 9: Restorative Justice
Chapter 10: The Victim in the Criminal Justice System
Chapter 11: Emerging Technology in the Criminal Justice System
New to this Edition
Magazine Style and Visual Appeal. The magazine style includes scholarly content and unmatched currency in a succinct format. The layout and design is more engaging and readable than a traditional text.
Real and Relevant Examples. The magazine format provides more opportunities for photos and real world examples that students can relate to easily. The pedagogy features prominent cases in the news and challenge the student to think critically about the Canadian Criminal Justice System.
Case Studies. Each chapter opens with a current case study and many of the cases highlight recent news stories and directly relatable to the chapter content.
Learning Objectives. The objectives encompass the concepts most important to each particular chapter. They act as a study tool for students, testing their knowledge on each chapter's main topics.
Myth vs. Fact - clarifies preconceptions students may have about the Canadian Criminal Justice System.
Just or Bust? - encourages debate in class and to consider all sides of an argument.
Flashback - takes the reader back in time to explain developments in legislation, cases that have made an impact on the criminal justice system, and other equally important developments that impact the current system.
Profile - features prominent figures that have made a difference in the Canadian criminal justice system.
Focus On - takes a closer look at topics within the chapter and relate it to a real-world example.