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Introduction to Criminal Justice - Vantage Digital Option
Systems, Diversity, and Change

Fourth Edition


January 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2133-6

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Introduction to Criminal Justice: Systems, Diversity, and Change, introduces students to criminal justice by weaving four true criminal case studies throughout the book, capturing students’ attention with memorable stories that illustrate the real-life pathways and outcomes of criminal behavior and victimization. Introduction to Criminal Justice - Vantage Digital Option, Fourth Edition delivers the trusted content from Rennison and Dodge’s text on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About Introduction to Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition


Introduction to Criminal Justice: Systems, Diversity, and Change, Fourth Edition, offers students a brief, yet thorough, introduction to criminal justice with up-to-date coverage of all aspects of the system in succinct and engaging chapters. Authors Callie Marie Rennison and Mary Dodge weave four true criminal case studies throughout the book, capturing students’ attention with memorable stories that illustrate the real-life pathways and outcomes of criminal behavior and victimization. Designed to show the connectedness of the criminal justice system, each case study brings the chapter concepts to life. Providing students with a more inclusive overview of criminal justice, important and timely topics such as ethics, policy, gender, diversity, and victimization are emphasized throughout.

 
PART I FOUNDATIONS
 
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Crime and the Criminal Justice System
 
Chapter 2 The Nature and Extent of Crime
 
Chapter 3 Criminal Justice and the Law
 
PART II LAW ENFORCEMENT
 
Chapter 4 The History of Policing
 
Chapter 5 On the Streets: Organization, Responsibilities, and Challenges
 
Chapter 6 Police and the Rule of Law
 
PART III COURTS
 
Chapter 7 The Courts and Judiciary
 
Chapter 8 The Prosecution, Defense, and Pretrial Activities
 
Chapter 9 The Criminal Trial and Sentencing
 
PART IV CORRECTIONS
 
Chapter 10 Correctional Responses in the Community
 
Chapter 11 Institutional Corrections
 
Chapter 12 Prison Life and Life After Prison
 
PART V BEYOND THE BASICS
 
Chapter 13 The Juvenile Justice System
 
Chapter 14 Exploring Specialized and Topical Issues

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KEY FEATURES OF INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, FOURTH EDITION
  • Diversity is emphasized in all aspects of the criminal justice system including offenders, victims, employees, and sentencing, to help students understand the importance of openly discussing difficult issues.
  • Actual criminal justice cases progress from chapter to chapter, showing students the interplay and connectedness of the criminal justice system to help make the material easier to remember and understand.
  • Common Misconceptions boxes bring clarity to often misunderstood topics and help students understand the realities of the criminal justice system.   
  • Policy Issues boxes serve as a foundation for students to consider the complexities of policy and think critically about the impact of policy on the criminal justice system.  
  • Ethical Issues boxes integrated into each chapter provide students with the opportunity to apply the material and consider how to respond ethically to common situations in criminal justice.
  • Considering Careers boxes engage students’ interests in a variety of fields of criminal justice by introducing them to skills, responsibilities, salaries, and work environments, as well as the personality characteristics that make for an ideal candidate.

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