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Practice and Process

Fifth Edition


January 2023 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process, Fifth Edition

The Fifth Edition of the bestselling Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process shows students how to think practically about the criminal justice system by offering them a proven, problem-based approach to learning.

About Introduction to Criminal Justice - Vantage Digital Option, Fifth Edition

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Part I: Criminal Justice as a System: The Basics
 
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Criminal Justice: Essential Themes and Practices
 
Chapter 2: Foundations of Law and Crime: Nature, Elements, and Measurement
 
Chapter 3: Theories of Criminality and Crime
 
Chapter 4: Ethical Essentials: Doing Right When No One Is Watching
 
Part II: The Police
 
Chapter 5: Police Organization: Structure and Functions
 
Chapter 6: Police at Work: Patrolling and Investigating
 
Chapter 7: Policing Methods and Challenges: Issues of Force, Reform, and Liability
 
Chapter 8: Expounding the Constitution: Laws of Arrest, Search, and Seizure
 
Part III: The Courts
 
Chapter 9: Court Organization: Structure, Functions, and the Trial Process
 
Chapter 10: The Bench and the Bar: Those Who Judge, Prosecute, and Defend
 
Chapter 11: Court Methods and Challenges: Sentencing and Punishment
 
Part IV: Corrections
 
Chapter 12: Prisons and Jails: Structure and Function
 
Chapter 13: The World Behind Bars: The “Keepers” and the “Kept”
 
Chapter 14: Corrections in the Community: Probation, Parole, and Other Alternatives to Incarceration
 
Part V: Spanning the System: Methods and Issues
 
Chapter 15: Juvenile Justice: Philosophy, Law, and Practices
 
Chapter 16: On the Crime Policy and Prevention Agenda: Immigration, Mass Murder, the Cyber Threat

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KEY FEATURES OF INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, FIFTH EDITION

New to this Edition:
  • New chapter-opening vignettes for each chapter aim to increase student interest and engagement.
  • Several new Case Study boxes explore current issues in criminal justice and help students dig deeper into the material.
  • New You Be the... boxes offer a broader range of perspectives for students to take on, such as those of sentencing commissioners and policy makers.
  • Additional chapter-by-chapter updates including coverage of recent fentanyl legislation, summaries of recent Supreme Court decisions governing Fourth Amendment issues, effects of COVID-19 on prison and jail populations, updates on prison and jail demographics, etc.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Student on the Street Videos breathe life into concepts with stories drawn from common student misconceptions of criminal justice.
  • Criminal Justice in Practice Videos offer students career advice, provide insights into a variety of career paths, and discuss challenges and misconceptions of each profession.
  • Career Videos feature criminal justice professionals discussing their day-to-day work and current issues related to technology, diversity, and cutting-edge developments in their field.
  • Assessment questions give students the opportunity to test their knowledge of forthcoming material before reading the chapter and a separate answer key allows students to check their answers after reading the chapter.
  • Practitioner’s Perspective boxes present profiles of criminal justice professionals and allow students to hear about the nature of their work, academic preparation, and the decisions they make.
  • Investigating Further boxes explore current issues in criminal justice and help students dig deeper into the material.
  • Going Global boxes give glimpses into comparative criminal justice systems, law, and practices in different countries.
  • Learn by Doing activities engage students with the material and help them apply the content to maximize retention.

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