Description : The social construction of crime is often out of proportion to the threat posed. The media and advocacy groups shine a spotlight on some crimes and ignore others. Street crime is highlighted as putting everyone at risk of victimization, while the greater social harms from corporate malfeasance receive far less attention. Social arrangements dictate what is defined as crime and the punishments for those who engage in the proscribed behavior. Interest groups promote their agendas by appealing to public fears. Justifications often have no basis in fact, but the public accepts the exaggerations and blames the targeted offenders. The net-widening effect of more laws and more punishment catches those least able to defend themselves. This innovative alternative to traditional textbooks provides insightful observations of myths and trends in criminal justice. Fourteen chapters challenge misconceptions about specific crimes or aspects of the criminal justice system. Kappeler and Potter dissect popular images of crimes and criminals in a cogent, compelling, and engaging manner. They trace the social construction of each issue and identify the misleading statistics and fears that form the basis of myths—and the collateral damage of basing policies on mythical beliefs. The authors encourage skepticism about commonly accepted beliefs, offer readers a fresh perspective, and urge them to analyze important issues from novel vantage points.
Description : Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition is the perfect text for undergraduate criminal investigation courses. It covers all aspects of criminal investigation pertaining to all types of crimes, not simply homicide. It contains chapters on assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault, robbery, theft, burglary, arson, terrorism, cybercrime, and more.
Description : Providing cutting-edge coverage of modern management theory, CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT, 5e emphasizes the application of management techniques appropriate to each area of the criminal justice system. Known for its thoroughness, accessibility, and practicality, the book focuses on the both the hows and whys of management techniques, equipping readers with the skills, knowledge, and solid understanding they need to effectively deal with the management challenges they will face in their own careers. Completely current and relevant, the Fifth Edition includes thoroughly updated research, more statistics, and coverage of such key topics as civil liability, political power, ethics, budgeting, and more. Chapters begin with timely opening vignettes that immediately draw readers into management concepts and theory, while insight from actual CJ professionals is featured throughout the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Covering criminal justice history on a cross-national basis, this book surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life chronologically from ancient times to the present. It is an introduction to the historical problems of crime, law enforcement and penology, set against the background of major historical events and movements. Integrating criminal justice history into the scope of European, British, French and American history, this text provides the opportunity for comparisons of crime and punishment over boundaries of national histories. The text concludes with a chapter that addresses terrorism and homeland security. * Spans all of western history, and examines the core beliefs about human nature and society that informed the development of criminal justice systems. The fifth edition gives increased coverage of American law enforcement, corrections, and legal systems * Each chapter is enhanced with supplemental "Timeline," "Time Capsule," and "Featured Outlaw" boxes as well as discussion questions, notes and problems * Contains discussion questions, notes, learning objectives, key terms lists, biographical vignettes of key historical figures, and "History Today" exercises to engage the reader and encourage critical thinking
Description : The criminal justice process is dependent on accurate documentation. Criminal justice professionals can spend 50-75% of their time writing administrative and research reports. Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals, Fifth Edition provides practical guidance--with specific writing samples and guidelines--for providing strong reports. Much of the legal process depends on careful documentation and the crucial information that lies within, but most law enforcement, security, corrections, and probation and parole officers have not had adequate training in how to provide well-written, accurate, brief, and complete reports. Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals covers everything officers need to learn--from basic English grammar to the difficult but often-ignored problem of creating documentation that will hold up in court. This new edition is updated to include timely information, including extensive coverage of digital reporting, updates on legal issues and privacy rights, and expanded coverage of forensics and scientific reporting.
Description : Class, Race, Gender, and Crime is an introduction to crime and the criminal justice system through the lens of class, race, gender, and their intersections. The book explores how power and privilege shape our understanding of crime and justice. The fifth edition features new material on police violence and Black Lives Matter, disability, and more.
Description : The fifth edition of The Criminal Process continues in the tradition of previous editions in providing an insightful and stimulating analysis of the key issues in criminal processes and procedures. The authors draw on arguments from the law, research, policy, and principle, to present an authoritative overview of this area of study. This edition includes a new chapter on the interface between criminal and civil (preventive) justice, and the addition of questions for discussion and suggested readings at the end of each chapter to facilitate debate and further research.
Description : The fifth edition of CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION does, indeed, place you in the center of the action and help you excel in your criminal justice course! You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key criminal justice concepts and read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Concepts suddenly make sense to you thanks to this edition's vivid straight-from-the-headlines vignettes at the start of every chapter. Choosing what's important to remember is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced from the start to the finish of every chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items. Thinking critically and writing aren't so intimidating with the guidance of new CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION, Fifth Edition, writing activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Gain a practical and comprehensive understanding of the juvenile justice system with JUVENILE JUSTICE, Fifth Edition. Highly accessible and student friendly, this text explores various programs and processes that exist in today’s juvenile justice system, including prevention efforts through school and community-based programs. The fifth edition also includes expanded coverage of measurement, victimization, differences between the adult and juvenile justice systems, diversity, gangs, future trends in the field, cutting-edge policies, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.