Contemporary Criminal Justice
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The policing chapters focus on the history of policing and current practices, police and the law, as well as contemporary issues police are currently facing. The court system is discussed in chapters that detail courtroom proceedings, sentencing, and punishment. The chapters on corrections examine community corrections, prisons and jails, and reentry and reintegration. The final chapters of the book are devoted to juvenile justice and the future of the criminal justice system itself.
Enriched with current examples that illustrate the system in action, the challenges it faces, and the hot button issues of the day, Contemporary Criminal Justice is an engaging, accessible text for courses in criminology, criminal justice, and sociology.