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Introduction to Criminal Justice

9th Edition

By Bradley D. Edwards, Lawrence F. Travis III


532 pages | 37 Color Illus.

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Introduction to Criminal Justice, Ninth Edition, offers a student-friendly description of 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.

In this revision, Edwards gives fresh sources of data, with over 600 citations of new research results. New sections include immigration policy, disparities in the justice system, Compstat and problem-oriented policing, victim services in the courts, and developments in drug policy. This edition also has expanded coverage of police use of force. Each chapter now includes a text box on a policy dilemma like cash bail or stop-and-frisk policies.

Appropriate for all U.S. Criminal Justice programs, this text offers great value for students and instructors.

Table of Contents


1. Criminal Justice Perspectives

2. The Justice Process

3. Crime and 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



About the Authors

Bradley D. Edwards is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at East Tennessee State University. He has previously co-authored books and book chapters in the areas of policing, corrections, and corporate misconduct. Aside from this text, recent publications with Routledge include two chapters in Justice, Crime, and Ethics (2017) as well as a chapter in the Routledge Handbook on Offenders with Special Needs (2018).

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology