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Criminal Justice in America, 7th Edition

Cole, Smith, and DeJong’s CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Seventh Edition, lets you experience the real-world excitement of this dynamic field while helping you excel in your course with the support of proven, integrated study tools. In this engaging, reader-friendly book, you’ll learn about new career opportunities in criminal justice and read true stories of offenders and their experiences within the system. You’ll also learn about the crucial role that public policy plays in the criminal justice system and explore the hot issues that are changing the face of criminal justice today–and shaping its future.


Part I: CRIME AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 1. The Criminal Justice System. 2. Crime and Crime Causation. 3. Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law. Part II: POLICE. 4. Police. 5. Policing: Contemporary Issues and Challenges. 6. Police and the Law. Part III: COURTS. 7. Courts and Adjudication. 8. Pretrial Procedures, Plea Bargaining, and the Criminal Trial. 9. Punishment and Sentencing. Part IV: CORRECTIONS. 10. Corrections. 11. Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediate Sanctions. 12. Incarceration and Prison Society. Part V: SPECIAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 13. Reentry into the Community. 14. Technology and Criminal Justice. 15. Juvenile Justice. Appendix: Constitution of the United States: Criminal Justice Amendments. References. Glossary. Name Index. Subject Index. –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

George F. Cole is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. He has been recognized for outstanding teaching and research and in 1995 was named a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. A specialist in the administration of criminal justice, he has published extensively on such topics as prosecution, courts, and corrections. He developed and directed the graduate corrections program at the University of Connecticut and was a Fellow at the National Institute of Justice (1988). Among his other accomplishments, he has been granted two awards under the Fulbright-Hays Program to conduct criminal justice research in England and the former Yugoslavia.

Christopher E. Smith is Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Trained as a lawyer and social scientist, he is the author of twenty books and more than ninety scholarly articles on law, courts, and criminal justice policy.

Christina DeJong is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science at Michigan State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Maryland. Her scholarly research on recidivism, domestic violence, police-community interactions, and other topics has been published in such journals as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Women and Criminal Justice, and Violence and Victims. She is also the co-author of the book, THE SUPREME COURT, CRIME, AND THE IDEAL OF EQUAL JUSTICE. As a member of the Michigan State University faculty since 1994, she has taught courses on corrections, criminology, research methods, genocide, and women and criminal justice.

Book arrived quickly and in excellent condition, even though it was listed as “used”. This will be a great resource as I pursue a Criminal Justice degree.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7 edition (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1285067665
  • ISBN-13: 978-1285067667
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches

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