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Crime and Criminal Justice - Interactive eBook

Crime and Criminal Justice - Interactive eBook
Concepts and Controversies

Second Edition

April 2019 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Part I: Foundations of Criminal Justice
Chapter 1: Crime and Criminal Justice
Stages of the Criminal Justice System

Discretion and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System

The Wedding Cake Model of Justice

Models of Criminal Justice

The Influence of the Media on the Criminal Justice System

Chapter 2: Concepts of Law and Justice
Types of Law

Sources of Law

Case Law

Criminal Law

Criminal Defenses

Chapter 3: Defining and Measuring Crime
Defining Crime

Uniform Crime Reports

National Incident-Based Reporting System

National Crime Victimization Survey

Self-Reported Offending Datasets

Chapter 4: Explanations of Criminal Behavior
What Is a Theory of Crime?

Classical Theories of Crime

Biological and Psychological Theories of Crime

Sociological Theories of Crime

Contemporary Theories of Crime

Chapter 5: Victims and the Criminal Justice System
Victims and Crime

Theories of Victimization

History of Victims’ Rights

Victims in the Criminal Justice System

Chapter 6: Criminal Justice Policy
What Is Policy?

Why Do We Need Criminal Justice Policies?

How Do Criminal Justice Policies Develop?

Politics and Criminal Justice Policy

Research and Criminal Justice Policies

Part II: Policing
Chapter 7: Policing Organizations and Practices
A Brief History of Policing

Types of Police Organizations

Women in Policing

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Policing

What Do the Police Do?

Strategies and Tactics of Policing

Chapter 8: Issues in Policing
Policing and the Law

Ethical Dilemmas and Corruption

Racial Profiling

Use of Force

Police Legitimacy

Police Occupational Stress

Part III: Courts
Chapter 9: Courts and Crime
Criminal Versus Civil Courts

Jurisdiction and the Courts System

Structure of the Courts

Courtroom Participants and Their Duties

Stages of a Criminal Court Case

Chapter 10: Punishment and Sentencing
Correctional Philosophies

Determinate Sentencing

Indeterminate Sentencing

Mandatory Sentences

Capital Punishment

Part IV: Corrections
Chapter 11: Prisons and Jails
History of Jails and Prisons


Types of Prisons

Prison Security Levels

Issues in Incarceration

Legal Rights of Prisoners

Chapter 12: Community Corrections


Intermediate Sanctions


Issues in Reentry

Part V: Special Topics in Criminal Justice
Chapter 13: Juvenile Justice
History of the Juvenile Justice System

Structure of the Juvenile Court

Juvenile Waiver

Demographics of Juvenile Offenders

Chapter 14: Transnational Criminal Justice
Transnational Crime


Homeland Security

Border Control


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