One of the few bestselling introductory criminal justice texts written by professors who actively teach the course to large numbers of undergraduates each year, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE is uniquely attuned to the needs of today's students and instructors. Now in its fifteenth edition and kno... more
Each chapter opens with fascinating accounts of high-profile, real-life cases that illustrate key concepts, encouraging students to immediately begin absorbing and applying course material.
Features throughout the text help students grasp and apply what they are learning: "Criminal Justice and Tech... more
"FactCheck" boxes compare students' opinions to public opinion, and then contrast opinion with reality to illustrate how perceptions and the "real world" are often at odds with one another. For example, a "FactCheck" box in Chapter 4 compares opinions about reasons for gun ownership with the realiti... more