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.
Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book’s conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today’s students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface.
Identify and differentiate between different types of crimesEvaluate U.S. crime statisticsUnderstand the three branches of the U.S. criminal justice system
This introductory textbook is unique because it was a collaborative effort by all Criminology and Criminal Justice professors at Southern Oregon University (SOU) in Ashland, Oregon. This book can be used on a quarter or semester system, as well as cover topics that may get left out of some introductory texts such as controversial issues in the criminal justice system. Further, we made it as comprehensive as possible to cover core concepts and areas in the criminal justice system including theory, policing, courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. Additionally, we created examples that will help make difficult concepts or ideas more relatable. Every section provides an overview of key terms, critical thinking questions for course engagement, assignments, and other ancillaries such as multimedia links, images, activity ideas, and more.
Acollection of readings relevant to local Saint Louis, Missouri state and United States federal, laws and cases as they relate to education policies. The readings are organized by topic, as shown below.
The First Amendment
Tinker v. Des Moines School Dist.
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier
Bethel School Dist. No. 403 v. Fraser
What Does Free Speech Mean?
The Fourth Amendment
New Jersey v. T. L. O.
What Does the Fourth Amendment Mean?
The Eighth Amendment
Ingraham v. Wright
The Fourteenth Amendment
Goss v. Lopez
Honig v. Doe
Stewart v. Board of Ed. of Ritenour
Smith v. Normandy School Dist.
IDEA and IDEIA
Cedar Rapids Community School Dist. v. Garret F.
Burlington School Comm. v. Mass. Dept. of Ed.
Stuart v. Nappi
Link: MODESE Policy
Segregation and the Fourteenth Amendment
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Link: Missouri Revised Statutes 168.104-168.129