Synopses & Reviews
As fast-paced and vital as criminal justice itself, the Twelfth Edition of Siegel's INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE is an authoritative, comprehensive, solidly researched bestseller that sparks students' interest with its cutting-edge topics and gripping examples--all presented with the author's trademark of exceptional balance and objectivity. With its new "Careers in Criminal Justice" feature in every chapter, new interactive online tools, provocative illustrations and examples, and a lively, to-the-point writing style perfect for today's students, this book guides readers through the intricate workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems; the concepts and processes of justice; and key policy issues. More student-friendly than ever, the Twelfth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE will engage students with its dynamic new visual design; even more real-world applications; updated coverage of current topics such as white-collar crime, terrorism, and cyber-crime; and new integrated multimedia resources for teaching and learning.
Authoritative, comprehensive, and solidly researched, Siegel/Worrall's INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 13th Edition delivers the most cutting-edge coverage of criminal justice available. Its balanced and objective presentation is packed with provocative real-world examples and the latest developments from the field. With its lively illustrations and to-the-point writing style, the book deftly guides readers through the intricate workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems; the concepts and processes of justice; and key policy issues. It also includes an emphasis on today's CJ careers, offerings insight from numerous professionals on the rewards and satisfaction of their jobs.
Want to get the most out of your introduction to criminal justice course and ace your exams? Let best-selling authors Larry J. Siegel and Joseph J. Senna show you the way in this Eleventh Edition of INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Siegel and Senna take you on an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems. Helping you understand even the most complex concepts and topics, this Eleventh Edition includes plenty of learning tools to guide your study. With a new "Careers in Criminal Justice" feature in every chapter, interactive online tools, and many real-world criminal justice examples throughout, you will discover the rewards and challenges that criminal justice professionals experience daily.
About the Author
Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. Growing up in the city, he became fascinated by the effects social forces had on human development and behavior. While attending the City College of New York in the 1960s, he was introduced to the study of crime and justice in courses taught by sociologist Charles Winick. His newly developing interest led him to attend the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany where he completed his master's thesis in 1970, undertaking a study of attorneys in the juvenile court process, and then completed his Ph.D. in 1975, conducting a study measuring the effects of the juvenile court process on the self-image of youth. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career in 1971 at Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught courses on juvenile justice, research methods, and statistics. After leaving Northeastern in 1980, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including more than a dozen books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal procedure, and other topics. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. He resides in Bedford, New Hampshire, with his wife, Therese J. Libby, Esq.John L. Worrall is professor of criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a B.A., double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. He earned both his M.A. (criminal justice) and Ph.D. (political science) from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999-2006, Dr. Worrall was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He moved to Texas in fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics ranging from legal issues in policing to community prosecution. He is the author of numerous texts, co-editor of THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE AMERICAN PROSECUTOR (SUNY, 2009), and editor of the journal POLICE QUARTERLY.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1. Crime and Criminal Justice. 2. Nature and Extent of Crime. 3. Understanding Crime and Victimization. 4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure. 5. Criminal Justice in the New Millennium: Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Cybercrime. Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. 6. Police in Society: History and Organization. 7. The Police: Organization, Role, Function. 8. Issues in Policing. 9. Police and the Rule of Law. Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION. 10. The Courts and the Judiciary. 11. The Prosecution and the Defense. 12. Pretrial Procedures. 13. The Criminal Trial. 14. Punishment and Sentencing. Part IV: CORRECTIONS. 15. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice. 16. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations. 17. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison. Part V: THE HISTORY AND NATURE OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. 18. The Juvenile Justice System. The Constitution of the United States. Glossary. Table of Cases. Name Index. Subject Index. Credits.