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Crime and Criminal Justice
Concepts and Controversies

Second Edition
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January 2019 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Stacy L. Mallicoat’s Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition provides accessible and comprehensive coverage that encompasses all relevant aspects of the criminal justice system, as well as innovative chapters on victims and criminal justice policy.  Utilizing an innovative format that's designed to increase student engagement and critical thinking, each chapter is followed by two Current Controversy debates that dive into a critical issue in criminal justice. They challenge misconceptions by providing a balanced debate of both the pros and cons of each issue and are followed by probing questions to help students wrestle with these timely topics. With contemporary examples that students can easily apply and a broad range of effective learning tools they can utilize, Mallicoat helps students go beyond the surface towards a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system.

Features:

  1. Current Controversy debates: Written by recognized experts in their field, the Current Controversy debates provide instructors with opportunities to expand student engagement and critical thinking skills as they explore the pros and cons of key issues in criminal justice.
  2. Spotlight boxes: Expand upon key concepts in the chapter by providing additional examples to better engage and inform students. Followed by critical thinking questions to help students really apply the material and make important connections.
  3. Careers in Criminal Justice boxes: Offer students information on a broad range of careers from Research Analysts to Drug and Alcohol Counselors to help them start planning ahead for their future career in criminal justice.
  4. Around the World boxes: Approaches criminal justice from a real world and international perspective by offering examples of criminal justice systems in countries outside the US to help students think more broadly about criminal justice. Followed by critical thinking questions to help students really apply the material and make important connections.  Opening vignette: Hook students' attention right at the start of each chapter by providing an intersting example to help students start thinking about how the chapter matieral relates to the real world.
  5. Valuable learning tools such as learning objectives to guide students through the chapter, disucssion questions and learning activities to further enhance application and recall, suggested websites for further exploration.
  6. An interactive eBook with original video (including career videos, SAGE News Clips, and Criminal Justice in Practice: Decision-Making Scenarios) provides flexibility for different modes of instruction and appeals to students of all learning styles.

New to This Edition:

  1. 13 updated Current Controversy debates, providing students and instructors with timely content to discuss and debate.
  2. 5 new Spotlight boxes, offering the opportunity to learn about an issue in depth or to investigate a real-world event.
  3. New content on feminist criminology, the juvenile justice process, transnational crime, and the Trump Administration and the travel ban.
  4. Updated statistics and data are included where available
 
Part I: Foundations of Criminal Justice
 
Chapter 1: Crime and Criminal Justice
Stages of the Criminal Justice System  
Discretion and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System  
The Wedding Cake Model of Justice  
Models of Criminal Justice  
The Influence of the Media on the Criminal Justice System  
 
Chapter 2: Concepts of Law and Justice
Types of Law  
Sources of Law  
Case Law  
Criminal Law  
Criminal Defenses  
 
Chapter 3: Defining and Measuring Crime
Defining Crime  
Uniform Crime Reports  
National Incident-Based Reporting System  
National Crime Victimization Survey  
Self-Reported Offending Datasets  
 
Chapter 4: Explanations of Criminal Behavior
What Is a Theory of Crime?  
Classical Theories of Crime  
Biological and Psychological Theories of Crime  
Sociological Theories of Crime  
Contemporary Theories of Crime  
 
Chapter 5: Victims and the Criminal Justice System
Victims and Crime  
Theories of Victimization  
History of Victims’ Rights  
Victims in the Criminal Justice System  
 
Chapter 6: Criminal Justice Policy
What Is Policy?  
Why Do We Need Criminal Justice Policies?  
How Do Criminal Justice Policies Develop?  
Politics and Criminal Justice Policy  
Research and Criminal Justice Policies  
 
Part II: Policing
 
Chapter 7: Policing Organizations and Practices
A Brief History of Policing  
Types of Police Organizations  
Women in Policing  
Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Policing  
What Do the Police Do?  
Strategies and Tactics of Policing  
 
Chapter 8: Issues in Policing
Policing and the Law  
Ethical Dilemmas and Corruption  
Racial Profiling  
Use of Force  
Police Legitimacy  
Police Occupational Stress  
 
Part III: Courts
 
Chapter 9: Courts and Crime
Criminal Versus Civil Courts  
Jurisdiction and the Courts System  
Structure of the Courts  
Courtroom Participants and Their Duties  
Stages of a Criminal Court Case  
 
Chapter 10: Punishment and Sentencing
Correctional Philosophies  
Determinate Sentencing  
Indeterminate Sentencing  
Mandatory Sentences  
Capital Punishment  
 
Part IV: Corrections
 
Chapter 11: Prisons and Jails
History of Jails and Prisons  
Jails  
Types of Prisons  
Prison Security Levels  
Issues in Incarceration  
Legal Rights of Prisoners  
 
Chapter 12: Community Corrections
Diversion  
Probation  
Intermediate Sanctions  
Parole  
Issues in Reentry  
 
Part V: Special Topics in Criminal Justice
 
Chapter 13: Juvenile Justice
History of the Juvenile Justice System  
Structure of the Juvenile Court  
Juvenile Waiver  
Demographics of Juvenile Offenders  
 
Chapter 14: Transnational Criminal Justice
Transnational Crime  
Terrorism  
Homeland Security  
Border Control  

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

SAGE edge for Instructors supports teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students.

  • Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for the course.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts by chapter to ease preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.
  • Tables and figures from the printed book are available in an easily downloadable format for use in papers, handouts, and presentations.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter.
  • Learning objectives reinforce the most important material.
  • Multimedia resources include timely and relevant video, audio, and web links to further explore topics and highlight responses to critical thinking questions.
Student Study Site

SAGE edge for Students provides a personalized approach to help students accomplish their coursework goals in an easy-to-use learning environment.

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts.
  • Mobile-friendly practice quizzes allow for independent assessment by students of their mastery of course material.
  • Learning objectives reinforce the most important material.
  • Multimedia resources include timely and relevant video, audio, and web links to further explore topics and highlight responses to critical thinking questions.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter.

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