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Criminal Justice in Action The Core, 7th Edition

With gripping photos, an engaging magazine-like format, and riveting examples straight from today’s headlines, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 7th puts you in the center of the action. Providing just the right depth of coverage, this succinct book uses vivid cases and current events to demonstrate the core principles of the American justice system at work.


1. Criminal Justice Today. 2. Causes of Crime. 3. Inside Criminal Law. 4. Law Enforcement Today. 5. Challenges to Effective Policing. 6. Police and the Constitution. 7. Courts and the Quest for Justice. 8. The Criminal Trial. 9. Punishment and Sentencing. 10. Probation and Community Corrections. 11. Prisons and Jails. 12. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate. 13. The Juvenile Justice System. 14. Today’s Challenges in Criminal Justice. –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement. Highly respected and well liked in the discipline, he is also a former law enforcement officer whose experience heightens the book’s real-world orientation.

Roger LeRoy Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. He has been on the staff of a number of universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught, among other subjects, intellectual property and entertainment law. He has published in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, and California Trial Lawyers Journal and has coauthored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES, BUSINESS LAW TODAY, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY.

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Product Details :

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7 edition (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1285069153
  • ISBN-13: 978-1285069159
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches

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