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Criminal Justice 7th ed

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James A. InciardiProfessor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, USA

ISBN13: 9780195155228
ISBN: 019515522X
Published: July 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

An overview of the structure, processes, and problems of the criminal justice system in the United States. New to this edition is a ""Critical Thinking"" feature and additional types of ""Perspective"" boxes. The coverage of all major areas of criminal justice allows instructors to focus either on the system as a whole or on areas of particular interest.

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Chapter 1: ""Criminal Justice"" in America. The Emergence of ""Criminal Justice"":. ""Law and Order"" and the ""War on Crime"". The President's Crime Commission. The Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. Models of Criminal Justice:. The Due Process Model. The Crime Control Model. Key Factors in Criminal Justice Today:. The War on Drugs. Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice. The Criminal Justice ""Nonsystem"". Victims and Justice. International and Cross-Cultural Perspectives:. Organization of This Book:. Critical Thinking in Criminal Justice:.
Chapter 2: Crime and the Nature of Law. The Nature of Crime:. Crime as a Social Construct. Crime as a Legal Construct. Criminal Law:. Common Law. Other Sources of Criminal Law. Theories of Crime Causation. Biological Theories. Sociocultural Theories. Culture Conflict and Crime. Critical Thinking in Criminal Justice: The Insanity Plea:.
Chapter 3: Legal and Behavioral Aspects of Crime. Legal Categories of Crime:. Criminal Homicide. Assault. Robbery. Arson. Burglary. Property Offenses. Sex Offenses. Drug Law Violations. Crimes Against Public Order and Safety. Major Forms of Crime:. Domestic Violence. Hate Crime. Organized Crime. Critical Thinking in Criminal Justice: Male Rape:.
Chapter 4: Criminal Statistics and the Extent of Crime. The Uniform Crime Reports:. Structure and Content. The Extent of Crime. Reliability of Estimates. The UCR: An Evaluation. Victim Survey Research:. The National Crime Victimization Survey. Applications and Limitations of Victimization Surveys. Self-Reported Criminal Behavior:. Other Sources of Data on Crime and Justice:. Critical Thinking in Criminal Justice: International Crime Statistics and the World's Most Dangerous Places:.
Chapter 5: The Process of Justice: An Overview. Criminal Due Process:. Trial by Ordeal. Inquisitorial Versus Adversarial Justice. The Law of the Land. The Bill of Rights. Nationalization of the Bill of Rights. Due Process of Law in the Early 2000s:. Substantive Due Process. Procedural Due Process. The Criminal Justice Process:. Prearrest Investigation. Arrest. Booking.