A practical and applied introduction to criminal justice
Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process shows students how to think practically about the criminal justice system by offering them a proven, problem-based approach to learning. Bestselling authors Kenneth J. Peak and Tamara D. Madensen draw on their many years of combined practitioner and academic experience to explain the importance of criminal justice and show how key trends, emerging issues, historical background, and practical lessons can be applied in the field.
The Third Edition of this highly anticipated text continues to build on its success by discussing core topics—policing, corrections, criminal behavior, criminal law, and courts—as well as current issues—ethics, mental illness and crime, illegal immigration—to demonstrate how to solve common problems faced by practitioners in today’s criminal justice system. This student-friendly book offers a palpable, real-world flavor typically missing in other texts for the course.
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Also of Interest: Careers in Criminal Justice, Second Edition
Prepare students to plan, pursue, and realize their career goals! Save when you bundle Careers in Criminal Justice, 2e with the new edition by Peak. Order using bundle ISBN 978-1-5443-2186-8.
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