Introduction to Criminal Justice,
16th Edition

Larry J. Siegel, John L. Worrall

ISBN-13: 9781305969766 | ISBN-10: 1305969766

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 736 pages

List Price USD $229.95


Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Sixteenth Edition, gives you an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping you with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its balanced and objective presentation, to-the-point writing style, and interactive online tools, the text effectively guides you through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. In addition, an emphasis on today's career options -- including insight from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs -- prepares you for success beyond the classroom.

Read More

Meet the Authors

Show More Show Less

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 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 his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he taught for 27 years; he is now a professor emeritus, still teaching online courses in criminology and criminal justice. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Larry Siegel now resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Terry, and their two dogs, Watson and Cody.

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.

  • The new MindTap for Introduction to Criminal Justice is an online learning platform that offers customizable content, analytics, an e-reader, and an applied learning experience –- all delivered within your current learning management system. With its rich array of media assets –- all tagged by learning objective and Bloom's Taxonomy level –- MindTap engages students, guides them toward mastery of basic concepts, and advances their critical thinking and writing abilities.
  • "Reforming Criminal Justice" boxed features examine actual and proposed reforms at all stages of the criminal justice process -- addressing one of the hottest topics in the field today. For example, the box in Chapter 1 explores current calls to reduce the number of crimes (decriminalization). The box in Chapter 7 discusses current calls for a national database on police-involved shootings.
  • New part openers highlight recent high profile cases to frame the discussion around the reforming criminal justice theme. For example, Part One includes a new discussion of the UVA sexual assault case and the growing national concern over the issue of sexual assaults on campuses. And Part 2 opens with a new discussion of the case of James Boyd and a situation which ended in a fatal shooting of Boyd by the police. So controversial was the shooting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a criminal probe promptly afterward (and the city eventually entered into an agreement with the US Justice Department to reform its use of force policies.
  • MindTap for Introduction to Criminal Justice, 16th Edition has met the Quality Matters Review Standards and is Quality Matters Certified. For more information, visit qualitymatters.org.
  • Features throughout the text help students grasp and apply what they are learning: "Criminal Justice and Technology" shows how police, courts, and corrections use new technology; "Evidence-Based Justice" focuses on policies, practices, and programs that are supported by research; "The Victim Experience" focuses on victims' roles in the criminal justice system, shown through the lens of the victim rather than the criminal or agent of the justice system; and "Reforming Criminal Justice" highlights several current ideas and cutting-edge practices for revamping criminal justice.
  • "Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice: A Writing Assignment" appears in each chapter. These challenge students to solve ethical dilemmas they may confront working in criminal justice.
  • To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's learning objectives are carefully integrated within the text, matched to end-of-chapter summary sections, and linked to corresponding test items in the accompanying Test Bank.
  • "Careers in Criminal Justice" boxes contain detailed information on salaries, educational requirements, and future prospects.
  • Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
  • "Fact Check" marginal boxes compare students' opinions on controversial criminal justice topics to the public's opinion. They then compare poll results to the reality surrounding the problem at hand. For example, the box in Chapter 3 explores opinions concerning the best approach to dealing with crime, then compares those results to what we know about effective crime control policy.
  • "Analyzing Criminal Justice Issues" helps students to learn and think critically about current justice issues and practices.
  • "The Evolution of…" feature is included for some chapters. This feature summarizes the evolution of key Supreme Court decisions; for example, Caroll v. United States and Miranda v. Arizona.
  • A "Significant Cases" feature is included in chapters that reference multiple Supreme Court decisions. At the end of these chapters, the "Significant Cases" tables summarize the significant cases, including the year, key issues, and decision.

Table of Contents

Show More Show Less
1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
3. Understanding Crime and Victimization.
4. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
5. Public Policing and Private Security.
6. The Police: Organization, Role, and Function.
7. Issues in Policing.
8. Police and the Rule of Law.
9. Court Structure and Personnel.
10. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
11. Punishment and Sentencing.
12. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
13. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
14. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
15. Juvenile Justice.
16. Crime and Justice in the New Millennium.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Online PowerPoint® (with Art) for Siegel/Worrall's Introduction to Criminal Justice, 16th

These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® for Siegel/Worrall's Introduction to Criminal Justice


Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® for Siegel/Worrall's Introduction to Criminal Justice, Instant Access

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

Online Instructor's Manual for Siegel/Worrall's Introduction to Criminal Justice, 16th

Online Instructor's Manual

Online Test Bank (with Microsoft Word) for Siegel/Worrall's Introduction to Criminal Justice, 16th

Online Test Bank (with Microsoft Word)

Compare Buying Options

Show More Show Less

Pricing Options

Introduction to Criminal Justice

  • ISBN-10: 1305969766
  • ISBN-13: 9781305969766

Price USD$ 229.95

MindTap: Introduction to Criminal Justice 12Months

  • ISBN-10: 1337363170
  • ISBN-13: 9781337363174

Price USD$ 91.00


*Purchase not available for this country