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Criminal Justice Courses

Welcome to our Criminal Justice publishing program.
Take a look inside at teaching and learning tools that:

  • Reflect our high scholarly standards
  • Speak effectively to today's college students
  • Represent the most current pedagogical trends


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The Death Penalty: America's Experience with Capital Punishment

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Raymond Paternoster, Robert Brame, and Sarah Bacon

July 2007

"All salient issues and elements of the death penalty debate are thoroughly and carefully presented."--John Cochran, University of South Florida

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Simple Statistics: Applications in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Terance D. Miethe

September 2006

A concise and compelling introduction to basic statistics for students of criminology and criminal justice.

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Criminal Justice and Moral Issues

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Robert F. Meier and Gilbert Geis

July 2005

"The writing style is extremely clear and the treatment of topics very balanced, providing an approach that examines the issues fairly and head-on."--Richard A. Ball, Pennsylvania State University

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The American Dictionary of Criminal Justice: Key Terms and Major Court Cases

Third Edition

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Dean John Champion

October 2004

A reference every student of the criminal justice system should own, this resource will assist students in a variety of courses--as well as in writing papers and understanding terminology in journal articles.

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The Juvenile Justice System: Law and Process

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Joseph B. Sanborn and Anthony W. Salerno

October 2004

This compelling and accessible text explores the many differences between the juvenile justice and the criminal justice systems--both those that benefit youths and those that are arguably unfair to them.

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Criminal Justice: Concepts and Issues: An Anthology

Fourth Edition

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Chris W. Eskridge

January 2004

This cutting-edge anthology provides comprehensive coverage of the field of criminal justice.

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Explaining Criminal Justice

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Steven P. Lab, Marian Williams, Jefferson E. Holcomb...

October 2003

The first brief survey text designed for students entering the field of criminal justice who lack a criminal justice background.

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The American Legal System: Foundations, Processes, and Norms

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Albert P. Melone and Allan Karnes

April 2003

Anchored in social science concepts, this text demonstrates the relationships between private law and public law issues, the business legal environment, as well as related subjects of interest.

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Controversies in Criminal Justice: Contemporary Readings

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Scott H. Decker, Leanne Fiftal Alarid, and Charles M. Katz

August 2002

This text provides two opposing viewpoints for each of sixteen criminal justice and criminology issues.

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Readings in Juvenile Justice Administration

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Barry C. Feld

February 1999

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