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Crime and Criminal Justice

Crime and Criminal Justice
Concepts and Controversies

Third Edition

January 2024 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Crime and Criminal Justice, Third Edition provides accessible and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the criminal justice system, as well as innovative chapters on victims and criminal justice policy. Utilizing a format that's designed to increase student engagement and critical thinking, each chapter is followed by two Current Controversy debates that dive into a critical issue in criminal justice. They challenge misconceptions and provide a balanced debate of both the pros and cons of each issue, followed by probing questions to help students wrestle with these timely topics. With contemporary examples that students can easily apply and a broad range of effective learning tools they can utilize, authors Stacy L. Mallicoat and Denise Paquette Boots guide students beyond the surface towards a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system.
Part I: Foundations Of Criminal Justice
Chapter 1: Crime and Criminal Justice
Chapter 2: Concepts of Law and Justice
Chapter 3: Defining and Measuring Crime
Chapter 4: Explanations of Criminal Behavior
Chapter 5: Victims and the Criminal Justice System
Chapter 6: Criminal Justice Policy
Part II: Policing
Chapter 7: Policing Organizations and Practices
Chapter 8: Issues in Policing
Part III: Courts
Chapter 9: Courts and Crime
Chapter 10: Punishment and Sentencing
Part IV: Corrections
Chapter 11: Prisons and Jails
Chapter 12: Community Corrections
Part V: Special Topics in Criminal Justice
Chapter 13: Juvenile Justice
Chapter 14: Transnational Criminal Justice


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Once again, we (Thaddeus and Natasha Johnson) are reflected in this book, on pp. 149-151. We are honored to be included in both editions 2 and 3, and we are committed to moving this needle forward in numerous capacities!

Dr Natasha N. Johnson
Educ Policy Studies Dept, Georgia State University - Atlanta
May 23, 2024