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Introduction to Criminal Justice, 14th Edition

  • Larry J. Siegel
  • John L. Worrall
  • ISBN-10: 1285069013
  • ISBN-13: 9781285069012
  • 736 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2010, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

One of the few bestselling introductory criminal justice texts written by professors who actively teach the course to large numbers of undergraduates each year, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Fourteenth Edition, is uniquely attuned to the needs of today's students and instructors. Known for its authoritative, solidly researched content, the exciting new edition of Siegel and Worrall's text delivers the most comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage of criminal justice available. Extremely student friendly, the text's balanced and objective presentation is packed with provocative real-world examples and the latest developments from the field. A crisp writing style--together with integrated multimedia resources and vivid illustrations--deftly guides readers through the intricate workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems; the concepts and processes of justice; and key policy issues. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features

  • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases illustrating key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.

  • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text, matched to end-of-chapter summary sections, and linked to corresponding quiz/test items in the accompanying Test Bank, Study Guide, and CourseMate (the book's website).

  • Each question in the "Instructor Approved" Test Bank is carefully reviewed by experienced instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage. The "Instructor Approved" seal appears on the front cover of the supplement as our assurance that instructors are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber.

  • "Professional Spotlight" part openers exemplify the text's emphasis on career opportunities in the field. These "guest speaker" openers feature professionals offering some insight or experience that puts their criminal justice career in a positive light.

  • Several other features throughout the text help students understand and apply what they are learning within a realistic and current criminal justice context, including:

  • -"Key Cases" reflect the latest developments in case law and highlight important cases in policing, courts, corrections, juvenile justice, and homeland security.

  • -"Evolution of Case" use a particular case to show how the law has evolved over time with related decisions and cases.

  • -"Criminal Justice and Technology" show how police, courts, and corrections use new technologies.

About the Author

Larry J. Siegel

LARRY J. SIEGEL was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he taught for 27 years; he is now a professor emeritus, still teaching online courses in criminology and criminal justice. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Larry Siegel now resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Terry, and their two dogs, Watson and Cody..

John L. Worrall

JOHN L. WORRALL is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a BA, double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is the author of Crime Control in America: What Works? (3rd ed., Pearson) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson); coauthor of several texts, including most recently, with Jennifer L. Moore, Criminal Law and Procedure (Pearson, 2014); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
2. Nature and Extent of Crime.
3. Understanding Crime and Victimization.
4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
5. Public Policing and Private Security.
6. Police Organization, Role, Function.
7. Issues in Policing.
8. Police and Rule of Law.
Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION.
9. Court Structure and Personnel.
10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
11. Punishment and Sentencing.
Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
12. Community Corrections: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, Restorative Justice.
13. Corrections History, Institutions, Populations.
14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
15. Juvenile Justice.
16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.

New to this edition

  • A new feature, "The Victim Experience," provides a brief story of a real experience, a big picture section that places the experience in context, and a classroom exercise. For instance, "From Vigilantism to United Victims" in Chapter 5 discusses victims who band together and take matters into their own hands. The feature discusses citizens who assisted police (such as Philadelphians who set up cameras to help catch perpetrators of a rash of vandalism in their neighborhood), as well as situations in which victims acted independently and became vigilantes, like Bernhard Goetz.
  • Expanded coverage of private policing and private security, loss prevention, and asset protection makes the text ideal for introductory criminal justice courses in the growing number of departments that are increasing their emphasis on these issues in the wake of municipal budgetary cutbacks.
  • Based on reviewer feedback, Part Three has been streamlined by combining materials formerly in Chapters 9 (courts and judiciary) and 10 (prosecution and defense) into a new chapter, "Court Structure and Personnel". This change provides even more balanced treatment across the topics of police, courts, and corrections.
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Supplements

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 Resource Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285073738 | ISBN-13: 9781285073736)

This helpful manual provides resources that will maximize your time and minimize your effort in preparing for your course. The Instructor's Resource Manual includes Learning Objectives, Key Terms, detailed Chapter Outlines, Chapter Summaries, Suggested Websites, Discussion Questions, and Student Activities, all revised to reflect content in the new edition. Thoroughly reviewed for accuracy by professors in the field, the Test Bank includes questions in multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, short-answer and essay formats, coded to the textbook's Learning Objectives. Each question tests students on a Learning Objective; the Learning Objective to which each question correlates is now cited in the Answer Key. The Test Bank has been updated to reflect new content in the text, with 30 percent of the questions revised and additional new questions added.

PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1285073819 | ISBN-13: 9781285073811)

The fastest, easiest way to build customized, media-rich lectures, PowerLecture™ provides a collection of book-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture and class tools to enhance the educational experience. PowerLecture™ includes lesson plans, lecture outlines linked to the learning objectives for each chapter, art from the text, new videos, animations, and more. The DVD-ROM also contains electronic copies of the Instructor's Resource Manual and Test Bank; and ExamView® testing software, which allows you to create customized tests in minutes using items from the test bank in computerized format.

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285073754 | ISBN-13: 9781285073750)

Thoroughly updated, the Study Guide helps students get the most out of their classroom experience through Learning Objectives, a Chapter Summary, Key Terms and concepts, and a Self-Test for every chapter, all revised to reflect content in the new edition. The Self-Tests consist of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and essay questions, all coded to the Learning Objectives that appear in the main text. In addition, 30 percent of the questions have been revised, and added questions reflect new content. Each question in the Self-Test section tests students on a Learning Objective; the Learning Objective to which each question correlates is now cited in the Answer Key (which is included).

Student Supplements

LMS Integrated CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128573937X | ISBN-13: 9781285739373)
Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285073754 | ISBN-13: 9781285073750)

Thoroughly updated to reflect content in the new edition, the Study Guide helps you maximize your study efforts and your course success. Each chapter includes Learning Objectives, a Chapter Summary, Key Terms and concepts, and a Self-Test, which consists of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and essay questions all coded to the text's Learning Objectives. Each question in the Self-Test section tests you on a Learning Objective; the Learning Objective to which each question correlates is cited in the Answer Key (which is included).

Flash Cards, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285798759 | ISBN-13: 9781285798752)

Flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Interactive flashcards include terms and definitions for each chapter. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

Quizzing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285794958 | ISBN-13: 9781285794952)

Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

Quizzing with Flash Cards, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285791150 | ISBN-13: 9781285791159)

Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.