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This book provides an overview of the criminal justice system of the United States. It is intended to provide the introductory student a concise yet balanced introduction to the workings of the legal system as well as policing, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. Six chapters, each divided into five sections, provide the reader a consistent, comfortable format as well as providing the instructor with a consistent framework for ease of instructional design.
Canvas course developed by George Cartwright (Reedly College) to accompany “Introduction to Criminology”.
This textbook was designed especially for Reedley College Criminology students. It provides an overview of the three components of the Criminal Justice System: Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections. There are four types of interactive features in this book to help students engage with the various concepts and procedures behind criminology.
This introductory textbook covers all of the basics of the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections) and goes above and beyond by covering the role of media in crime and criminal justice system misrepresentations. It also gives entire dedicated chapters to crime policy and criminological theory.