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Introduction to Criminal Justice
A Balanced Approach

Second Edition
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January 2018 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

“Very thorough text that makes great use of high-profile cases to engage students and foster a passion for criminal justice.”
                                                                                                                                            —Patricia Ahmed, South Dakota State University

Introduction to Criminal Justice, Second Edition, provides students with balanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of all aspects of the criminal justice system. Authors Brian K. Payne, Willard M. Oliver, and Nancy E. Marion cover criminal justice from a student-centered perspective by identifying the key issues confronting today’s criminal justice professionals. Students are presented with objective, research-driven material thorough an accessible and concise writing style that makes the content easier to comprehend. By exploring criminal justice from a broad and balanced perspective, students will understand how decision making is critical to the criminal justice process and their future careers.

The fully updated Second Edition has been completely revised to include new studies and current examples that are relatable to today’s students. Two new feature boxes have been added to this edition to help students comprehend and apply the content. “You Have the Right to…” gives insight into several Constitutional amendments and their relationship with criminal justice today; and “Politics and Criminal Justice” explores current political hot topics surrounding the justice system and the debates that occur on both sides of the political aisle.

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Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
 
Chapter 1: Introduction to Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice System  
The Justice Process  
The Roles of Criminal Justice  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
Chapter 2: Perspectives on Crime and Criminal Justice Research
Legal Perspectives of Crime  
Social Perspectives of Crime  
Behavioral Perspectives of Crime  
Research in Criminal Justice  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
Chapter 3: An Introduction to Measuring Crime and Crime Patterns
Measuring the Extent of Crime  
Strategies Used to Measure the Amount of Crime  
Crime Patterns  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
Chapter 4: An Introduction to Crime Typologies
Why Study Criminal Justice and Crime Typologies?  
Violent Crime  
Property Crime  
Public Order Crime  
Crime Within Complex Organizations  
Juvenile Offending  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
Chapter 5: An Introduction to Criminological Theory
Why Study the Causes of Crime?  
Crime as a Product of Choice  
Crime as a Product of Biological Factors  
Crime as a Product of Social Factors  
Crime as a Product of Social Psychological Factors  
Crime as a Product of Cognitive Processes  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
PART II: POLICING
 
Chapter 6: An Introduction to Policing: History and Structure
Types of Societies and Policing  
The English System of Policing  
The American System of Policing  
Policing in America Today  
The Structure of Modern Police Departments  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
Chapter 7: Police Strategies
Police Strategy Studies  
Police Patrol Deployment  
Broken Windows Theory and Policing  
Community Policing  
Problem-Oriented Policing  
Targeted Policing  
Four Related Strategies  
CompStat  
Homeland Security and Policing  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
Chapter 8: Issues in Policing
External Issues  
Internal Issues  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
PART III: THE COURTS
 
Chapter 9: An Introduction to the Courts: History, Structure, and Actors
History of the Courts  
Types of Courts  
Federal Courts  
State Courts  
Actors: Courtroom Workgroup  
Technology  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
Chapter 10: The Judicial Process
Arrest/Booking  
The Charging Decision  
Pretrial  
Trial  
Sentencing  
Appeals  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
Chapter 11: Issues in the Courts
Issues Stemming From Overcrowding  
Issues Related to Court Processes  
Legal Issues Related to the Courts  
Issues Related to Innovations in the Courts  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
PART IV: CORRECTIONS
 
Chapter 12: An Introduction to Corrections: History, Structure, and Actors
Goals of Punishment  
History of Punishment  
Structure of Corrections  
Actors Working in Corrections  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
Chapter 13: Punishing Offenders in Prisons, Jails, and the Community
The Incarceration Experience  
Releasing Inmates Back Into the Community  
The Structure of Probation and Parole  
Types of Alternative Sanctions  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
Chapter 14: Issues in Corrections
General Issues for Prisoners  
General Issues for Corrections Employees  
Issues Related to Working With Different Types of Offenders  
Issues Related to Punishment Strategies  
Learning About Corrections  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
PART V: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES
 
Chapter 15: Current and Future Criminal Justice Issues
International Issues  
Terrorism  
Cybercrime  
The Aging of the Criminal Justice System  
The Evolution of Criminal Justice Policies  
Concluding Remarks  
Just the Facts: Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
 
Appendix: Constitution of the United States
 
Admissible or Inadmissible Evidence Answer Key
 
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Answer Key
 
Glossary
 
Notes
 
Index

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“Very thorough text that makes great use of high profile cases to engage students and foster a passion for criminal justice.”

Patricia Ahmed
South Dakota State University

“Introduction to Criminal Justice – a balanced approach by Payne, Oliver, and Marion is THE Introduction to Criminal Justice text I have spent years searching for.  The authors cover important areas often missed in introduction text – research and criminology.  I find the instructor materials and student materials spot on!  Bravo Payne, Oliver, and Marion.”

Joel Cox
Liberty University

“Good overview of current system and details of the introduction to the field of CJ. A practical guide to those wanting to work in CJ…”

Terry Beitzel
James Madison University

“This particular textbook is a comprehensive detailed textbook that introduces to students to Criminal Justice.  This particular textbook would be appropriate for a freshman level/1st year student Introduction to Criminal Justice course.  The textbook is detailed and well written that will allow students to think crtically while remain engaged in the topics from chapter to chapter.”

Jennifer Bourgeois
Lone Star College – CyFair

“This comprehensive text provides students with an introductory understanding of the criminal justice system. Through a balanced approach, this student-centered text presents material in a clear and concise way.”

Matasha Harris
Bowie State University
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • New “You Have the Right to…” feature gives students insight into several Constitutional amendments and their relationship with criminal justice today.
  • New “Politics and Criminal Justice” feature encourages students to explore current political hot topics surrounding the justice system and the debates that occur on both sides of the political aisle.
  • Expanded discussions on juvenile justice help students see how juvenile criminality is addressed by the criminal justice system.
  • Increased coverage on cybercrime provides students with current examples of this important topic and the potential consequences of these crimes.
  • New case studies, examples, and research are integrated throughout the book and engage students with a realistic depiction of criminal justice today.

KEY FEATURES:

  • A balanced and issues-oriented approach ensures students receive comprehensive coverage of each area of the criminal justice system: policing, courts, and corrections. With a chapter in each area focused solely on the issues, students are also encouraged to think critically about criminal justice and to apply the knowledge they’ve gained.
  • A student-centered framework engages students in self-reflection and critical thinking about decision-making throughout the criminal justice system and how that relates to their everyday lives.
  • An accessible writing style enables students to easily make connections between the various elements and actors in the criminal justice system.
  • Stimulating pedagogical features reinforce key concepts and involves students in the content with interactive boxes on ethical decision-making, Constitutional amendments, Criminal Justice and the Media, Politics and Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Careers, and Pioneers in Criminal Justice.
  • Integrated Juvenile Justice coverage throughout the book allows students to see how juvenile justice is carried out at every level of the criminal justice system.
  • Unique chapters on Crime Typologies and Perspectives on Crime and Criminal Justice Research illustrate for students the importance of studying crime typologies and provide a more comprehensive understanding of the research.
  • An Interactive eBook offers integrated links to multimedia content including video, audio, articles, data, reference materials, SAGE journal articles, and primary source documents that allow students to delve deeper and explore an important concept or idea where it matters most—on the page where a topic is discussed.

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