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Published: 01 October 2003

190 Pages | line illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195330311

Bookseller Code (04)

Explaining Criminal Justice

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

Explaining Criminal Justice is the first brief survey text designed for students entering the field of criminal justice who lack a criminal justice background.

This primer's helpful shorthand presentation will be useful to students in a variety of ways:
* Defines key terminology and issues in an easily understood format.
* Offers a basic understanding of the component parts of the criminal justice system and how they interrelate.
* Provides coverage of all major issues--plus a realistic overview of the criminal justice system.

Each chapter features a list of key terms, brief discussions of the important issues under each topic, discussions of emerging issues and concerns in the field, references for all key topics, a brief bibliography, and appropriate website listings.

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