Master the ins and outs of the criminal justice system with ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Eighth Edition. With its cutting-edge high-profile cases, current research, detailed career information, and unique myth-busting theme, this bestseller equips you with a solid understanding of the modern criminal justice system.
About the Author
Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. Growing up in the city, he became fascinated by the effects of social forces on human development and behavior. While attending the City College of New York in the 1960s, he was introduced to the study of crime and justice in courses taught by sociologist Charles Winick. His interest led him to attend the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he completed his master’s thesis in 1970. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1975, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught courses on juvenile justice, research methods, and statistics. After leaving Northeastern in 1980, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including more than a dozen books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal procedure, and other topics. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.
John L. Worrall is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics ranging from legal issues in policing to community prosecution. He is also the author of CRIME CONTROL IN AMERICA: WHAT WORKS? and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: FROM FIRST CONTACT TO APPEAL, co-author of POLICING TODAY, co-editor of THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE AMERICAN PROSECUTOR (SUNY Press, 2009), and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.
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Product Details :
- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 8 edition (January 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 111183556X
- ISBN-13: 978-1111835569
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches