An Introductory Text for the 21st Century
- Student Text - 3 Ring Binder Format
- Instructor's Manual
Criminal Justice Today, 12th Edition, continues to lead as the gold-standard for criminal justice texts.
Best-selling, student- and instructor-preferred, and time-tested - Schmalleger is the most current and popular text in the market.
The text guides criminal justice students in the struggle to find a satisfying balance between freedom and security, and focuses on the crime picture in America and on the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.
Course helps students focus on the battle between individual rights advocates and those who seek public order through greater social control.
-Presents the latest information on policing, the criminal justice system's response to terrorism, corporate crime, new technologies, and crime-scene investigation strategies and techniques.
-Highlights the special challenges and opportunities facing the criminal justice system in our diverse contemporary culture.
New! Web and Library Extras now available to all readers-direct URLs are provided to important online resources.
Table of Contents:
Part 1 Crime in America
Chapter 1 What Is Criminal Justice?
Chapter 2 The Crime Picture
Chapter 3 The Search for Causes
Chapter 4 Criminal Law
Part 2 Policing
Chapter 5 Policing: History and Structure
Chapter 6 Policing: Purpose and Organization
Chapter 7 Policing: Legal Aspects
Chapter 8 Policing: Issues and Challenges
Part 3 Adjudication
Chapter 9 The Courts: Structure and Participants
Chapter 10 Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial
Chapter 11 Sentencing
Part 4 Corrections
Chapter 12 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
Chapter 13 Prisons and Jails
Chapter 14 Prison Life
Part 5 Special Issues
Chapter 15 Juvenile Justice
Chapter 16 Drugs and Crime
Chapter 17 Terrorism and Multinational Criminal Justice
Chapter 18 The Future of Criminal Justice