Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 September 2015

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190272524

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Criminal Justice

The Essentials

Fourth Edition

Steven P. Lab, Marian R. Williams, Jefferson E. Holcomb, Melissa W. Burek, William R. King, and Michael E. Buerger

New to this Edition:

  • Revised and updated throughout in order to reflect the most recent data
  • New and revised "Web Activities" and critical-thinking exercises
  • An updated discussion of trends in the criminal justice system, including reentry and the impact of technology (Ch 1.)
  • Coverage of rapidly developing technology in policing, major cases involving allegations of police misconduct, and evolving social sensibilities and expectations (Ch. 3)
  • New material on the current era in reentry, technology and institutional corrections, aging and elderly inmates, mental-health issues in jails, and substance abuse and mental-health concerns in corrections (Ch. 5)
  • A revised discussion on net widening and updated treatments of issues in supervision and program effectiveness (Ch. 6)
  • New or revised coverage of sexting and electronic crimes, transfer/waiver, restorative justice, and interventions with gangs (Ch. 7)

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