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Introduction to Criminal Justice,
17th Edition

Larry J. Siegel, John L. Worrall

ISBN-13: 9780357630921 | ISBN-10: 0357630920

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 736 pages

List Price USD $252.95

Overview

Take a close look at the intriguing concepts, policies and processes at work in today's criminal justice system with Siegel/Worrall's best-selling INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 17E. Known for trusted, solidly researched content, this reader-friendly presentation examines the impact of recent events, such as the coronavirus pandemic, racial unrest and publicized shootings, on crime and the criminal justice system. This edition is packed with provocative, high-profile examples and the latest developments and trends -- from new crime-countering technology to efforts in criminal justice reform. Inviting narratives, vivid illustrations, fascinating cases and special topic features delve into the intricate workings of policing, courts and correctional systems. You examine issues such as stereotyping, recent scandals and the implications of court decisions. MindTap digital resources further reinforce your skills with short audiocast episodes, career decision-making scenarios and riveting examples.

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Meet the Authors

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Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence that contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. He has also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He then taught for 27 years at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where is now a professor emeritus. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, courts, corrections, criminal procedure and policing. Larry, his wife Therese and their dog Sophie now live in Naples, Florida, where he continues to write on various topics and issues in crime and justice.

JOHN L. WORRALL is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas. A Seattle native, he received a BA, double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his MA (criminal justice) and PhD (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is the author of Crime Control in America: What Works? (3rd ed., Pearson) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson); coauthor of several texts, including most recently, with Jennifer L. Moore, Criminal Law and Procedure (Pearson, 2014); and editor of the journal Police Quarterly.

  • UPDATES ADDRESS CURRENT EVENTS IMPACTING CRIMINAL JUSTICE TODAY. This edition discusses the pandemic’s effects on crime and criminal justice, the George Floyd incident and efforts to reform criminal justice and reduce discrimination and racism. New coverage also examines increases in hate crimes under the Trump administration, mass shootings, officer-involved shooting trends, police ambush killings, lawsuits against pharmaceuticals, the movement to eliminate cash bail, the Harvey Weinstein trial, efforts to reduce jail and prison populations and the Wells Fargo fraudulent account scandal.
  • NEW MINDTAP ONLINE RESOURCES OFFER CUSTOMIZABLE CONTENT AND INTERACTIVE LEARNING TOOLS. This online learning platform offers analytics, an e-reader and an applied learning experience, all delivered within your current learning management system. Extensive media assets are tagged by learning objective and Bloom's Taxonomy level. MindTap engages students and strengthens critical thinking and decision-making abilities. Short audiocast episodes, career decision-making scenarios, auto-graded chapter quizzes and riveting mission critical stories help student master techniques and key concepts.
  • CHAPTER-OPENING CASES CAPTURE ATTENTION WITH FASCINATING, HIGH-PROFILE INCIDENTS. Each chapter opens with a riveting account drawn from a high-profile, real case that illustrates key concepts. This exciting start to the chapter encourages your students to immediately begin absorbing and applying the chapter's material.
  • NEW "SPOTLIGHT ON CRIME STEREOTYPES" FEATURES EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF STEREOTYPING IN TODAY'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS. These features help readers identify decision points at which bias can occur and equip them with the tools and information to move past stereotyping. Various features examine stereotypes surrounding immigration and crime as well as common stereotypes in judicial decision-making. One intriguing feature even examines whether or not criminals stereotype their victims.
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  • "SIGNIFICANT CASES" BOXES APPEAR IN CHAPTERS THAT REFERENCE INFLUENTIAL SUPREME COURT DECISIONS. These boxed features bring special attention to critical Supreme Court decisions. At the end of these chapters, "Significant Cases" tables summarize these critical cases for quick reference, listing the year, key issues and decision.
  • "ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: A WRITING ASSIGNMENT" PROMPTS STUDENTS TO CONSIDER AND CLEARLY COMMUNICATE ETHICAL DECISIONS. This special ethical feature appears in each chapter and guides students in facing and resolving ethical dilemmas they may confront as professionals in criminal justice.
  • "THE EVOLUTION OF…" FEATURE DEMONSTRATES THE IMPACT AND PROGRESSION OF SPECIFIC KEY SUPREME COURT DECISIONS. These engaging features appear in the chapters covering legal issues. The features summarize the evolution of key Supreme Court decisions, such as Carroll versus the United States and Miranda versus Arizona.
  • "CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND TECHNOLOGY" DEMONSTRATES THE IMPACT OF TODAY'S LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND ADVANCEMENTS. These engaging features show students how police officers, courts and corrections are using new technology in the criminal justice system. Thought-provoking examples demonstrate both the challenges and opportunities these latest technology advancements represent.
  • "EVIDENCE-BASED JUSTICE" FOCUSES ON RESEARCH-SUPPORTED POLICIES, PRACTICES AND PROGRAMS. Students see the impact of research in criminal justice decision making as this feature demonstrates how well-designed, applied research enables stronger policies, more effective programs and improved daily practices.
  • "CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE" BOXES INTRODUCE REWARDING PROFESSIONS IN THE FIELD. These helpful career features present candid, detailed information on salaries, educational requirements and future prospects for professional positions in criminal justice.
  • "ANALYZING CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES" MOTIVATES CRITICAL THINKING. This valuable feature guides students in thinking critically and carefully examining current criminal justice issues and practices.
  • "THE EVOLUTION OF…" FEATURE DEMONSTRATES THE IMPACT AND PROGRESSION OF SPECIFIC KEY SUPREME COURT DECISIONS. These engaging features appear in the chapters covering legal issues. The features summarize the evolution of key Supreme Court decisions, such as Carroll versus the United States and Miranda versus Arizona.
  • "REFORMING CRIMINAL JUSTICE" HIGHLIGHTS IDEAS AND PRACTICES FOR REVAMPING CRIMINAL JUSTICE. This feature examines the need for and feasibility of current ideas and cutting-edge practices that professionals are promoting to improve or even remodel key aspects of today's criminal justice system.
  • CLEAR LEARNING OBJECTIVES PROVIDE MAXIMUM LEARNING REINFORCEMENT. Each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text in this edition. The learning objectives correspond to and are clearly identified within end-of-chapter summary sections and are linked to corresponding test items in the accompanying Test Bank.
  • CLEAR LEARNING OBJECTIVES PROVIDE MAXIMUM LEARNING REINFORCEMENT. Each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text in this edition. The learning objectives correspond to and are clearly identified within end-of-chapter summary sections and are linked to corresponding test items in the accompanying Test Bank.
  • "FACT CHECK" MARGINAL BOXES COMPARE OPINIONS ON CONTROVERSIAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE TOPICS. Students compare their personal opinions with the public's opinion on specific, debatable topics. Students then contrast the opinion poll results to the reality surrounding the topic. For example, the boxed feature in Chapter 3 explores opinions concerning the best approach to dealing with crime. The feature then compares those results to what is already known and proven in effective crime control policy.

Table of Contents

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Part I: THE NATURE OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
3. Understanding Crime and Victimization.
4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
Part II: THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
5. Public Policing and Private Security.
6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function.
7. Issues in Policing.
8. Police and the Rule of Law.
Part III: COURTS AND ADJUDICATION.
9. Court Structure and Personnel.
10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
11. Punishment and Sentencing.
Part IV: CORRECTIONS.
12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
Part V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
15. Juvenile Justice.
16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.

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