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Fundamentals Of Criminal Justice : A Sociological View - Steven E. Barkan

Fundamentals Of Criminal Justice

A Sociological View

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The criminal justice system is a key social institution in the lives of citizens everywhere. Fundamentals of Criminal Justice: A Sociological View, Second Edition provides a unique social context to explore and explain the nature, impact, and significance of the criminal justice system in everyday life. This introductory text examines important sociological issues including class, race, and gender inequality. The effectiveness of criminal justice in controlling and reducing crime is critically examined to bring readers to a deeper understanding of the operation of the criminal justice system and the genesis of crime and victimization.

Part One: Understanding Criminal Justice Chapter 1: Crime and Justice in American Society Chapter 2: Counting and Explaining Crime

Part Two: Crime and Victimization Chapter 3: Crime in the United States Chapter 4: Criminal Law Chapter 5: Victims and Victimization

Part Three: Law Enforcement Chapter 6: The Police: History, Organization, and Composition Chapter 7: Becoming a Cop and Doing Police Work Chapter 8: Police Misconduct

Part Four: Courts and Sentencing Chapter 9: Criminal Courts: History, Organization, and Pretrial Procedures Chapter 10: Plea Bargaining and Jury Trials Chapter 11: Sentencing

Part Five: Punishment and Corrections Chapter 12: Prisons and Punishment: Yesterday and Today Chapter 13: Life Behind Bars Chapter 14: Community Corrections and Juvenile Justice

ISBN: 9780763754242
ISBN-10: 0763754242
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 606
Published: 30th July 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 1.25
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised