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8th Edition

Introduction to Criminal Justice

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ISBN 9780323290715
Published September 29, 2014 by Routledge
562 Pages

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Book Description

This student-friendly introductory text describes the criminal justice process—outlining the decisions, practices, people, and issues involved. It provides a solid introduction to the mechanisms of the criminal justice system, with balanced coverage of the issues presented by each facet of the process, including a thorough review of practices and controversies in law enforcement, the criminal courts, and corrections.

Table of Contents

1. Criminal Justice Perspectives 2. The Justice Process 3. Crime and Crime Control 4. Counting Crimes and Criminals 5. Police and Policing 6. Law Enforcement in the Criminal Justice System 7. The Criminal Courts 8. People and Problems in the Courts 9. Sentencing: The Goals and Process of Punishment 10. Incarceration 11. Problems and Issues in Incarceration 12. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections 13. Issues in Community Supervision 14. The Juvenile Justice System 15. Discharge and Developments

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Lawrence F. Travis III is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. His primary research interests lie in policing, criminal justice policy reform, sentencing, and corrections.


Bradley D. Edwards teaches various courses at East Tennessee State University, including corrections, criminology, criminal law, research methods, and policy and criminal research. He completed his B.S. and M.A. at East Tennessee State University.

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