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Crime and Criminal Justice

Crime and Criminal Justice
Concepts and Controversies

Third Edition
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February 2024 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Crime and Criminal Justice, Third Edition provides accessible and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the criminal justice system, as well as innovative chapters on victims and criminal justice policy. Utilizing a format that's designed to increase student engagement and critical thinking, each chapter is followed by two Current Controversy debates that dive into a critical issue in criminal justice. They challenge misconceptions and provide a balanced debate of both the pros and cons of each issue, followed by probing questions to help students wrestle with these timely topics. With contemporary examples that students can easily apply and a broad range of effective learning tools they can utilize, authors Stacy L. Mallicoat and Denise Paquette Boots guide students beyond the surface towards a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system.

Part I: Foundations Of Criminal Justice
Chapter 1: Crime and Criminal Justice
Chapter 2: Concepts of Law and Justice
Chapter 3: Defining and Measuring Crime
Chapter 4: Explanations of Criminal Behavior
Chapter 5: Victims and the Criminal Justice System
Chapter 6: Criminal Justice Policy
Part II: Policing
Chapter 7: Policing Organizations and Practices
Chapter 8: Issues in Policing
Part III: Courts
Chapter 9: Courts and Crime
Chapter 10: Punishment and Sentencing
Part IV: Corrections
Chapter 11: Prisons and Jails
Chapter 12: Community Corrections
Part V: Special Topics in Criminal Justice
Chapter 13: Juvenile Justice
Chapter 14: Transnational Criminal Justice


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Once again, we (Thaddeus and Natasha Johnson) are reflected in this book, on pp. 149-151. We are honored to be included in both editions 2 and 3, and we are committed to moving this needle forward in numerous capacities!

Dr Natasha N. Johnson
Educ Policy Studies Dept, Georgia State University - Atlanta
May 23, 2024
Key features
  • The new edition is available in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support.
  • New and updated learning objectives that align with A-level headings for each chapter.
  • New and updated key terms, discussion questions, and learning activities.
  • Integrated discussions throughout the text on how race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic differences impact the criminal justice system.
  • Expanded discussions on the Global economy and interests and how they influence crime around the world.
  • New examples of criminal justice cases that exemplify critical issues about crime in society.
  • Updated statistics, graphs, and tables to demonstrate the most recent trends in criminal justice.
  • Current Controversy debates written by recognized experts in their field and updated for this edition provide instructors with opportunities to expand student engagement and critical thinking skills as they explore the pros and cons of key issues in criminal justice.
  • Spotlight boxes expand upon key concepts in the chapter by providing additional examples to engage and inform students. These are followed by critical thinking questions to help students apply the material and make important connections.
  • Careers in Criminal Justice boxes offer students information on a broad range of careers from Research Analysts to Drug and Alcohol Counselors to help them start planning ahead for their future career in criminal justice.
  • Around the World boxes approach criminal justice from a real world and international perspective by offering examples of criminal justice systems in countries outside the U.S. Thought-provoking questions follow each feature box inviting students to further explore these global examples.
  • Opening vignettes are designed to capture students' attention right at the start of each chapter with an interesting example about how the chapter material relates to the real world.
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