Introduction to Criminal Justice, Ninth Edition, provides a comprehensive study of the criminal justice system. The book opens with a discussion on the fundamentals of criminal justice, focusing on crime and the criminal law, and progresses through detailed analysis of the major components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, the administration of justice, and corrections. An entire chapter is devoted to the juvenile justice system. Authors Robert M. Bohm and Keith N. Haley, experts on the subject with nearly 100 years of experience between them as both practitioners and teachers, present criminal justice students with an engaging narrative that encourages them to think critically about the subject. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments.
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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part One: The Foundations of Criminal Justice
Chapter One: Crime and Justice in the United States
Chapter Two: Crime and Its Consequences
Chapter Three: Explaining Crime
Chapter Four: The Rule of Law
Part Two: Law Enforcement
Chapter Five: History and Structure of American Law Enforcement
Chapter Six: Policing: Roles, Styles, and Functions
Chapter Seven: Policing America: Issues and Ethics
Part Three: The Courts
Chapter Eight: The Administration of Justice
Chapter Nine: Sentencing, Appeals, and the Death Penalty
Part Four: Corrections
Chapter Ten: Institutional Corrections
Chapter Eleven: Prison Life, Inmate Rights, Release, and Recidivism
Chapter Twelve: Community Corrections
Part Five: Additional Issues in Criminal Justice
Chapter Thirteen: Juvenile Justice
Chapter Fourteen: The Future of Criminal Justice in the United States
New to this Edition
LearnSmart, an adaptive learning system, helps students "know what they know? while guiding them to experience and learn important concepts they need to master. Instructors using LearnSmart report improvements of a letter grade or more in their students? performance. In addition, instructors save time with course preparation and administration because they can use Connect to deliver all content online with ease.
Fueled by LearnSmart, the most widely-used and intelligent adaptive learning resource available, SmartBook is the first and only adaptive reading experience.
At the end of each chapter, key terms that were used in the chapter are listed, along with page numbers where definiations can be found within the chapter.
All of the activities in Connect Criminal Justice, ranging from multiple-choice questions, to drag-and-drop exercises, current events, and open-ended critical thinking questions, are learning-objective based and tied directly to the textbook through chapter learning objectives. Connect Criminal Justice also features You Make the Call activities that teach students discretion by placing them in the role of officers, attorneys, and probation officers. All of the activities and assignments within Connect Criminal Justice are automatically-gradable, and can be seamlessly integrated with any learning platform.
Features new legislative, technological, research results including the PATRIOT Act-related legislation (Chapter 4), the FBI's new National Security Branch (Chapter 5), results of the first annual self-reported prison sexual victimization survey (Chapter 11), the new technology in law enforcement and the administration of justice (Chapter 14) and much more.
FYI sidebars present eye-opening information that supplements what is being covered in the chapter to keep students interested in what they are reading.
Myth vs. Fact boxes debunk common misconceptions about the system and help the students realize that they need to question what they see in the media.
Thinking Critically sections, located throughout the chapters, challenge students to think about and apply chapter concepts.
Careers in Criminal Justice boxes present mini-biographies of actual professionals working in the field. They highlight some of the most exciting career options available to criminal justice majors and show students the relevance of what they're learning.
CJ Online inserts found throughout the text encourage students to explore chapter topics further on the internet.
The History of Federal Law Enforcement (a new section in Chapter 5), featuring the U.S. Marshalls Service, the Secret Service, the FBI, and the DEA.
Today's Highest-Profile Investigations and Cases, featuring the most up-to-date examples for this new edition, such as the Casey Anthony case.
These unique scenario-based activities challenge students to apply what they've learned in the chapter in a variety of ways.
These chapter summaries are extemely effective study tools because they are organized into sections that mirror the chapter-opening objectives and relate the chapter information back to those initial objectives.
Review questions at the end of each chapter allow students to test their knowledge of the chapter content and better prepare for quizzes and exams.
Supplement this title with Annual Editions: Criminal Justice, 40/e (ISBN: 1259658848, eBook: 9781308741604) The selections in this volume are timely and useful in their treatment of ethics, punishment, juveniles, courts, police, prosecutors, and other related topics.
Supplement this title with Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Crime and Criminology, 11/e (ISBN: 0078139597, eBook: 9781121988040) This volume features a series of controversial issues in crime and criminology, exploring how we can creatively manage human behavior in a way that is consistent with human value and dignity.
Supplement this title with Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Legal Issues, 17/e (ISBN: 1259427005, eBook: 9781308571898) With conflict and controversy inherent in law, this volume serves as an appropriate starting point for law study.