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.
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
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