“Critical Issues in Crime and Justice makes the clear connection between theory, policy, and practice that is often lacking in other text books. This book is a solid work to prepare students for employment in the criminal justice system, regardless of their individual career goals.”
“The text covers a range of areas related to policing, the courts, and corrections.”
“If you would like a book that covers all major areas of the criminal justice system, this is it. Easy to read, easy to digest, solid research, data, and literature without watering down the theories, concepts, and ideologies. It is the most comprehensive, easily readable, and solid text (research and literature-wise) on the market!”
I have used this book in 3 iterations of the course since updating the course in the winter. I like the varied perspectives. Some of my students (undergrad) find it difficult to read.
Great book for an upper level course
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