This work addresses perspectives on the judicial, correctional and law enforcement components of the criminal justice system, including history, ethics, prevention, intervention, due process, marginalized populations, international consequences and demands for professionalism. It also examines critical variations in the criminal justice systems of countries worldwide.
Global and comparative perspectives: the ethics of criminal justice administration; trends in crime; a history of criminological thought - explanations for crime and delinquency; comparative criminal justice. Policing: community policing - past, present and future; managing criminal investigation; traffic operations; use of force by law enforcement officers; civil disorder and policing. Courts: criminal law; criminal procedure; the criminal trial process; evolution of court management. Corrections: evolution of the correctional process; probation; alternatives to incarceration; prisoner rights; correctional administration and Section 1983 liability issues; jail administration and management; publicized executions and the incidence of homicide -methodological sources of inconsistent findings. Special topics: victimology; workplace violence - prevention and threat assessment; future trends in addressing and preventing domestic violence - the role of domestic violence coalitions; organized crime; white collar crime; terrorism and the American system of criminal justice; environmental crime and justice; technology in criminal justice administration.