Introduction to Criminal Justice
A Balanced Approach
- Brian K. Payne - Old Dominion University, USA
- Willard M. Oliver - Sam Houston State University, USA
- Nancy E. Marion - University of Akron, USA
“Very thorough text that makes great use of high-profile cases to engage students and foster a passion for criminal justice.”
—Patricia Ahmed, South Dakota State University
Introduction to Criminal Justice, Second Edition, provides students with balanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of all aspects of the criminal justice system. Authors Brian K. Payne, Willard M. Oliver, and Nancy E. Marion cover criminal justice from a student-centered perspective by identifying the key issues confronting today’s criminal justice professionals. Students are presented with objective, research-driven material through an accessible and concise writing style that makes the content easier to comprehend. By exploring criminal justice from a broad and balanced perspective, students will understand how decision making is critical to the criminal justice process and their future careers.
The fully updated Second Edition has been completely revised to include new studies and current examples that are relatable to today’s students. Two new feature boxes have been added to this edition to help students comprehend and apply the content. “You Have the Right to…” gives insight into several Constitutional amendments and their relationship with criminal justice today; and “Politics and Criminal Justice” explores current political hot topics surrounding the justice system and the debates that occur on both sides of the political aisle.
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“Very thorough text that makes great use of high profile cases to engage students and foster a passion for criminal justice.”
“ Introduction to Criminal Justice – a balanced approach by Payne, Oliver, and Marion is THE Introduction to Criminal Justice text I have spent years searching for. The authors cover important areas often missed in introduction text – research and criminology. I find the instructor materials and student materials spot on! Bravo Payne, Oliver, and Marion.”
“Good overview of current system and details of the introduction to the field of CJ. A practical guide to those wanting to work in CJ…”
“This particular textbook is a comprehensive detailed textbook that introduces to students to Criminal Justice. This particular textbook would be appropriate for a freshman level/1st year student Introduction to Criminal Justice course. The textbook is detailed and well written that will allow students to think critically while remain engaged in the topics from chapter to chapter.”
“This comprehensive text provides students with an introductory understanding of the criminal justice system. Through a balanced approach, this student-centered text presents material in a clear and concise way.”
“I would describe the text as a very solid Introductory text. I would recommend the book. It has an easy to use instructor companion site which is something that most professors I know really look for. The material is for the most part very good and students friendly.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1. Introduction to Criminal Justice
Chapter 3. An Introduction to Measuring Crime and Crime Patterns