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Published: 13 July 2018

288 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780190855871

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Criminal Justice

The Essentials

Fifth Edition

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

  • Flexible and cost-effective yet comprehensive, this is an excellent alternative to larger, often overwhelming texts
  • Provides context and covers current issues and problems and operational challenges for each chapter's subject area
  • Incorporates engaging pedagogical features including web activities, critical-thinking exercises, sidebars, and abundant examples

New to this Edition:

  • All material has been updated to reflect the most recent data available
  • Critical thinking exercises have been revised and new exercises added throughout
  • Chapter 1 offers updated material on victims, social media, and the police use of force
  • Chapter 2 includes a streamlined discussion of categories and degrees of offenses and additional material on excuses for criminal behavior
  • Chapter 3 continues new discussions of the role of the police in society, deadly force, GPS technology, and the opioid problem
  • Chapter 5 provides new material on the incarceration of women and on prisoner classification

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