Crime and Justice in America
An Introduction to Criminal JusticeBy
- Joycelyn Pollock
This textbook offers a concise, affordable, and reader-friendly introduction to the criminal justice system. It explores the system in four sections: the criminal justice system as social control, law enforcement as social control, the law as social control, and corrections as social control.
Designed with the student in mind, each chapter includes: "What You Need to Know," highlighting key points for the reader; brief chapter outlines; review questions; vocabulary lists; a "breaking news" box and exercises to help students customize the material for different jurisdictions.
Students in the criminal justice field
Paperback, 456 Pages
Published: May 2011
Imprint: Anderson Publishing
"In this update of the 2008 text, Pollock (criminal justice, Texas State U.-San Marcos) emphasizes the law and due process as they relate to each subsystem of the criminal justice system as a means of social control. Chapters include updated statistics, a new breaking news feature, state-specific examples, snapshots of certain types of crime, consideration of women and minorities in each, review questions, exercises, vocabulary definitions, and Internet references. Tips on writing a research paper are appended."
--SciTech Book News
SECTION I: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AS SOCIAL CONTROL
1. Criminal Justice as Social Control
2. Crime in Society3. Why Do People Commit Crime?
SECTION II: LAW ENFORCEMENT AS SOCIAL CONTROL4. Police in America
5. Police Operations6. Policing and the Legal Process
SECTION III: THE LAW AS SOCIAL CONTROL7. Law and Society
8. Courts in America9. Due Process: Arrest through Sentencing
10. Juvenile Justice and CorrectionsSECTION IV: CORRECTIONS AS SOCIAL CONTROL
11. The Function of Corrections12. Pretrial Diversion and Probation
13. Prisons and Jails14. Parole and Re-Entry
15. Looking Toward the Future: Criminal Justice in the 21st Century