Criminal Justice Essentials. Study Guide. 9th Edition

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  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Revised and updated to reflect recent research and statutory changes, the Ninth Edition of Sue Titus Reid′sCriminal Justice Essentials represents the most comprehensive yet concise overview of the major areas of various criminal justice systems – with a primary focus on U.S. federal and state systems. In addition to providing thorough coverage of how the criminal justice system functions, leading scholar and author Sue Titus Reid reveals the complex interrelationships of the various segments of the system. Utilizing a reader–friendly approach, Reid cuts through legal jargon to address the latest social science research, legal cases and appellate opinion, federal and state statutes, state and Congressional bills, and current events. The latest cases, statutes, and citations are included.
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Introduction vi

Part I Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems 1

1 Criminal Justice: An Overview 2

2 Crime, Offenders, and Victims 22

Part II Entry into Criminal Justice Systems: Policing 43

3 The Emergence and Structure of Police Systems 44

4 Policing in a Modern Society 62

5 Problems and Issues in Policing 82

Part III Processing a Criminal Case: Criminal Court Systems 99

6 Criminal Court Systems 100

7 Prosecution, Defense, and Pretrial Procedures 118

8 Trial, Sentencing, and Appeal 140

Part IV Confi nement and Corrections 161

9 The History and Structure of Confinement 162

10 Life in Prison 180

11 Community Corrections, Probation, and Parole 198

Part V Juvenile Justice: A Special Case 219

12 Juvenile Justice Systems 220

Appendix Answers to the Questions 238

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