Essentials of Criminal Justice,
11th Edition

Larry J. Siegel, John L. Worrall

ISBN-13: 9781337557771 | ISBN-10: 1337557773

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 448 pages

List Price USD $174.95


Master the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and succeed in your course with ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 11th Edition. With its cutting-edge high-profile cases, detailed career information and resources, integrated learning objectives, and unique myth-busting theme, this eye-opening text and its supporting resources will help you excel in this course and beyond. The accompanying MindTap digital resource guides you through your course and includes video cases, career scenarios, visual summaries, and chapter quizzes with feedback to help you prepare for exams.

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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 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.

  • New "Focus on Effectiveness" boxes showcase the best recent research on effective practices in criminal justice policy, while also teaching students to be critical thinkers about what works and doesn't work in the field. For example, a box in Chapter 5 looks at the efficacy of controversial "stop and frisk" practices, and another in Chapter 9 considers the effectiveness of different pretrial release mechanisms.
  • The latest high profile topics in criminal justice are integrated throughout -- in chapter opening stories, feature boxes, and elsewhere. Topics include the heroin epidemic; recent terror attacks, such as the Orlando nightclub shooting; recreational marijuana legalization; police shootings, including the surge in ambush attacks on police officers; and the latest technology, such as body-worn cameras in law enforcement and predictive policing.
  • New "Ethical Reflection" exercises at the end of each chapter ask students to write about a controversial ethical issue while reflecting back on chapter content -- and drawing in new material from suggested websites.
  • The text's myth-busting "Reality Check" theme meets the challenge head on, helping students replace the fiction they've seen on television or the Internet with a solid understanding of the realities of the criminal justice system. Focus questions encourage critical thinking and discussion.
  • A focus on understanding ethical issues gives students many opportunities to grapple with ethical concerns faced by agents of the criminal justice system in their professional lives. In support of this emphasis, "Ethical Reflection" exercises at the end of each chapter challenge students to apply their own sense of ethics to everyday decision-making. With integrated writing challenges, these boxes provide further discussion and reinforcement of chapter concepts.
  • "Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice" boxed features highlight evidence-based criminal justice policies and practices, helping students to think critically about current justice issues. For example, a box in Chapter 3 reviews research on how capable people are of using guns in self-defense, one in Chapter 6 examines sources of data used to estimate the number of police shootings each year, and another in Chapter 11 explores whether current prison downsizing is leading to increases in crime.
  • "Criminal Justice and Technology" boxes review some of the more recent scientific advances that can aid the justice system. For example, a box in Chapter 4 discusses body-worn cameras, which are finding their way into more departments in the wake of recent high-profile police shootings of unarmed suspects. Chapter 5 discusses the use of automated license plate recognition technology for capturing criminals.
  • "Careers in Criminal Justice" boxes include a "Reality Check" section that discusses the potential pitfalls of the career area, as well as what might disqualify a person from the career or job being highlighted.

Table of Contents

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1. Crime and Criminal Justice.
2. The Nature of Crime and Victimization.
3. Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.
4. Police in Society: History and Organization.
5. The Police: Role and Function.
6. Issues in Policing: Professional, Social, and Legal.
7. Courts, Prosecution, and the Defense.
8. Pretrial and Trial Procedures.
9. Punishment and Sentencing.
10. Community Sentences: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Restorative Justice.
11. Corrections: History, Institutions, and Populations.
12. Prison Life: Living in and Leaving Prison.
13. Juvenile Justice in the Twenty First Century.
14. Criminal Justice in the New Millennium.

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