Criminal Justice in America

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Authors : George F. Cole; Christopher E. Smith; Christina DeJong


592 Pages  Paperback 

8th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2008

©2016 , Published


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In CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Eighth Edition, authors George Cole, Christopher Smith, and Christina DeJong have accomplished much within a brief format. This concise introductory criminal justice text not only introduces students to the field's foundations and individual components, but also to th... more


To provide maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter begins with learning objectives that are matched to end-of-chapter summary sections and linked to corresponding questions in the accompanying Test Bank.

The authors' widely lauded interdisciplinary approach draws on research from criminology, ... more

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"Evidence-Based Practice and Policy" boxes show how research-driven decisions help criminal justice officials use scarce resources to address problems, highlighting the need for future criminal justice professionals to understand and use research from such fields as psychology and public administrat... more