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About the Book

Criminal Justice: Mainstream and Crosscurrents uses a distinctive crosscurrents theme to teach students about the complexities of the criminal justice system—and help them think critically about critical issues.

Completely revised and updated, the third edition offers:

THE LATEST, MOST CUTTING-EDGE INFORMATION

“An exceptional update. the examples are relevant and current; they vibrantly exemplify the issues and challenges facing our criminal justice system today.”—Rachel L. Rayburn, Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne

BROAD, COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE FIELD

“John Randolph Fuller covers a broad gamut of topics and provides enough color and depth that students are both educated and engaged in the class material.”—Brian Lawton, George Mason University

“Fresh and insightful. Some of the topics addressed aren't usually seen in other texts of this kind—read it and you will be surprised.”—Deborah Woodward Rhyne, University of Central Florida

A UNIQUE APPROACH

“This text presents a balanced perspective that facilitates students' development of critical analysis skills.”
—Brian W. Donavant, University of Tennessee at Martin

“Engaging and thought provoking. This book helps students develop critical-thinking skills, and gives them a chance to explore the reasons behind how the criminal justice system was created and many of its challenges from the past to present.”
—Robert J. Durán, New Mexico State University

CLEAR AND COMPELLING WRITING

“Easy to read and understand, yet comprehensive and detailed.”—Serguei Cheloukhine, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

“Clear and concise. Fuller does an excellent job of presenting complex issues and ideas in an accessible manner.”
—Christopher Salvatore, Montclair State University



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