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Criminal Justice The Essentials | Edition: 3

Criminal Justice The Essentials | Edition: 3

Author: Steven P. Lab, Marian R. Williams, Jefferson E. Holcomb
ISBN: 9780199935895
publisher: Oxford University Press
publisher Date: 12/31/2012
Price: 39.95
eBookPrice: 0
Schools: Temple University,University of South Carolina,Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey,University of Michigan -Dearborn,Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey-Newark,University at Albany (SUNY),Louislana State University,New Mexico State University
Description: Criminal Justice: The Essentials is an innovative alternative to large, overwhelming texts that attempt to cover every conceivable issue, a goal that cannot realistically be accomplished in a single academic term. Ideal for introductory courses in criminal justice, this volume covers all the fundamental issues faced by law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice, but leaves detailed specifics and tangential topics to the discretion of instructors to cover in class. This approach provides instructors with a great deal of flexibility in orienting their courses, as they can use whatever supplementary materials they feel are most suitable. Each chapter covers the background, current issues and problems, and operational challenges of the subject area. All important materials are incorporated into the normal flow of the text, with abundant examples, but a minimum of sidebars and "highlights." Therefore, students are not forced to sift through encyclopedic amounts of material in order to determine what is the most significant, since only the essentials are presented. Timely data and current examples sustain student interest. The text is also supplemented by a Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/labessentials and an Instructor's Manual.About the Author:Steven P. Lab, Chair, Director, and Professor in Bowling Green State University's Department of Criminal JusticeAbout the Author:Marian R. Williams, Associate Professor in Bowling Green State University's Department of Criminal JusticeAbout the Author:Jefferson E. Holcomb, Assistant Professor in Bowling Green State University's Department of CriminalJusticeAbout the Author:Melissa W. Burek, Assistant Professor in Bowling Green State University's Department of Criminal JusticeAbout the Author:William R. King, Associate Professor in Bowling Green State University's Department of Criminal JusticeAbout the Author:Michael E. Buerger, Associate Professor in Bowling Green State University's Department of Criminal Justice