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CJ, 4th Edition

  • includes CJ Online, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
  • Larry K. Gaines
  • Roger LeRoy Miller
  • ISBN-10: 1305661192
  • ISBN-13: 9781305661196
  • 384 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2013, 2011
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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About the Product

Through ongoing research into students’ workflows and preferences, CJ 4 from 4LTR Press combines an easy-reference, paperback textbook with Chapter Review Cards, and an innovative online experience – all at an affordable price. New for this edition, students explore CJ 4 anywhere, anytime, and on most devices with CJ 4 Online! With the intuitive StudyBits™ functionality, students study more effectively and can visually monitor their own progress. Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors, CJ 4 with CJ 4 Online engages students of all generations and learning styles, and integrates seamlessly into your Criminal Justice course. CJ 4 features deeper career exploration with Online Career Prep videos and tools, additional tips on using social networking, and more assessment opportunities to understand discretion, ethics, and policy in the field of criminal justice.


  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, an interactive digital solution, which offers study tools and the full text narrative, all delivered and influenced by a deep understanding of student’s workflow and learning styles. Available as print with online, print only, or online only, students have their choice of format all at the same affordable price.

  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format that increases the number of students who read the chapter without minimizing coverage for your course.

  • Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class and test preparation.


"I like the online quizzes. They are very helpful. So are the chapter review cards. I use them before each exam."
— Elizabeth Marcotte, University of Massachusetts

About the Author

Larry K. Gaines

Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement.

Roger LeRoy Miller

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 about intellectual property and entertainment law. A widely respected author, he has published in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review and Connecticut Law Review. He has authored or co-authored numerous leading textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND CASES; THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS: TEXT AND CASES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY; FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY.

Table of Contents

1. Criminal Justice Today.
2. The Crime Picture: Theories and Trends.
3. Inside Criminal Law.
4. Law Enforcement Today.
5. Problems and Solutions in Modern Policing.
6. Police and the Constitution: The Rule of Law Enforcement.
7. Courts and the Quest for Justice.
8. Pretrial Procedures and the Criminal Trial.
9. Punishment and Sentencing.
10. Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions.
11. Prisons and Jails.
12. The Prison Experience and Prisoner Reentry.
13. The Juvenile Justice System.
14. Today’s Challenges in Criminal Justice.

New to this edition

  • NEW 4LTR PRESS ONLINE: Created through a deep investigation of students' challenges and workflows both broadly and in Criminal Justice, CJ Online enables students to study how and when they want−including on their devices! Students can interact with concept animations, videos, and more information on potential careers in the Criminal Justice field. With the unique StudyBits™ functionality, students easily collect notes and create StudyBits™ from interactive content to collect what’s important. With intuitive tagging and filtering options, they maximize their study efforts as they make and review flashcards, take practice quizzes, view related content and track their progress all in one place! Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors.
  • CJ with CJ Online engages students of all generations and learning styles, and integrates seamlessly into your Criminal Justice course and sets the stage for thinking critically about what it means to serve the community in the field of Criminal Justice.
  • With new "Discretion in Action" boxes throughout the text, CJ keeps key issues at the forefront for students, and helps them think critically through situations they are likely to encounter in criminal justice professions. Social Media and CJ tips have migrated to CJ Online, where students can better use the suggestions in real time digitally, and LinkedIn tips have been included in various Career Prep boxes.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Companion Website  (ISBN-10: 1305863844 | ISBN-13: 9781305863842)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via Access and download PowerPoint presentations, test banks, instructor’s manual, and more.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305668944 | ISBN-13: 9781305668942)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want. Every question has undergone a series of accuracy checks and anti-piracy reviews, as well as a multi-point inspection to remove weak question options (e.g. all answers are correct), sharpen ambiguous questions, and ensure balanced coverage of major course concepts, difficulty levels, and Bloom’s Taxonomy. The test bank questions form the basis for the assessments in the CJ 4 Online product, and are different from the Practice Quizzes available for students.

CJ Online, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305661214 | ISBN-13: 9781305661219)

CJ 4 Online allows students to study how and when they want. CJ 4 Online allows easy exploration of the content anywhere – including on a smartphone! Using the innovative StudyBoard, students can collect notes and StudyBits throughout the product and can leverage a series of tags and filters to organize and personalize their study time.

LMS Integrated CJ Online, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305666887 | ISBN-13: 9781305666887)

Cengage Learning has partnered with leading LMS providers to deliver seamless access to our premier learning solutions from the environment that is most comfortable and familiar to you and your students. This allows students get up and running quickly and for you to enhance and customize your course with learning activities that will elevate thinking and improve course outcomes.

Student Supplements

CJ Online, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305661214 | ISBN-13: 9781305661219)

Learn YOUR Way with CJ 4! CJ 4 Online allows easy exploration of CJ 4 anywhere, anytime - including on your device! Collect your notes and create StudyBits™ from interactive content as you go to remember what’s important. Then, either use preset study resources, or personalize the product through easy-to-use tags and filters to prioritize your study time. Make and review flashcards, review related content, and track your progress with Concept Tracker, all in one place and at an affordable price!

LMS Integrated CJ Online, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305666887 | ISBN-13: 9781305666887)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with its MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience for you through the learning management system (LMS) you already use. We've made it easier for you to complete your coursework all through a single-sign-on environment to your LMS.