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  • AUTHORS: Larry K. Gaines; Roger LeRoy Miller
  • ISBN-13: 9781111840877 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 400 Pages  Paperback 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011
  • ©2013     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region


About The Product

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, CJ2 is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. Widely respected in both academia and law enforcement, authors Gaines and Miller deliver solid coverage in an innovative format that is ideal for the unique needs of today's tech-savvy, on-the-go learner. CJ's traditional 17-chapter organization makes for a seamless transition from other texts and ensures comprehensive coverage. But by cutting superfluous boxes and streamlining text, CJ cuts the length of chapters in half--even with the addition of a wealth of captivating visuals. Appealing to a broad range of learning styles, CJ also includes a full suite of unique learning tools, including quizzes, games, videos, flashcards, audio, and more--all just a click away. The result is a book much more engaging and manageable for today's criminal justice student.


  • Gaines and Miller's proven integrated learning objective system keeps readers focused on the most important concepts to maximize student success. Chapters open with a concrete set of objectives, each of which is flagged in the chapter's margins ("LO1", "LO2", etc.) as the material is covered in depth. In addition, "In Review Cards" at the end of the Student Edition equip students with a portable study tool containing all of the information they need to prepare for class.
  • The most extensive collection of "Career Assets" available for the course prepares students for real-world practice. Relevant "CareerPrep" notes offer how-to information in every chapter, and insightful "Career Tips" are linked to the text's numerous real-world examples.
  • Integrated "Technology in CJ" sidebars in every chapter spotlight technological innovations and advancements that are crucial to today's criminal justice system.
  • CJ delivers a wealth of resources to meet the needs of a variety of learning styles and situations. Its unique student-centered pedagogical tools include "SkillPrep," the basic study/writing skills module provided before Ch. 1, as well as the "StudyPrep" and "TestPrep" insets integrated into the chapters, and the active learning headings utilized throughout the text.
  • Saving you valuable time, "Instructor Prep" cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple. Detachable cards for each chapter offer a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently. Class prep has never been easier!
  • CJ2 offers all of the content and resources you expect with a supplements package that is second to none--including the "Instructor Approved" Test Bank, which indicates that every question in the test bank has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage. Our "Instructor Approved" seal, appearing on the front cover, is our assurance that you are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber.

About the Contributor

  • Larry K. Gaines

    Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement. Highly respected and well-liked in the discipline, he is also a former law enforcement officer whose experience has resulted in a book with powerful "cop appeal."

  • Roger LeRoy Miller

    Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several respected universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law. As a professor, he has taught intellectual property law and entertainment law, among other subjects. A widely published and respected author, his work has appeared in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. He has authored or co-authored numerous authoritative textbooks on law, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY: TEXT & SUMMARIZED CASES; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. Professor Miller completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

1. Criminal Justice Today.
2. Causes of Crime.
3. Defining and Measuring Crime.
4. Inside Criminal Law.
5. Law Enforcement Today.
6. Challenges to Effective Policing.
7. Police and the Constitution: The Rules of Law Enforcement.
8. Courts and the Quest for Justice.
9. Pretrial Procedures: The Adversary System in Action.
10. The Criminal Trial.
11. Punishment and Sentencing.
12. Probation and Community Corrections.
13. Prisons and Jails.
14. Behind Bars: The Life of an Inmate.
15. The Juvenile Justice System.
16. Homeland Security.
17. Cyber Crime and the Immediate Future of Criminal Justice.

New to this Edition

  • Each of the 17 chapters now opens with a high-profile vignette to help students begin absorbing and applying course material. Vignettes feature current and highly recognizable cases such as the near-fatal shooting of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tuscan, AZ, and Michigan v. Fisher, a U.S. Supreme Court case that debated the Fourth Amendment prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures.
  • A dramatically increased number of marginal key terms in the running glossary and a wealth of new or updated figures help students master chapter material.
  • New "You Be the Judge" boxes hone students' critical thinking skills by putting them in the position of a judge in a hypothetical criminal case that is based on an actual court case. Examples challenge students to evaluate the limits of police discretion when it comes to domestic violence and evaluate the fairness of a two-hundred-year prison term for possession of child pornography.


Teacher Components

  • Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)
    Instant Access Code is delivered via email and includes a URL and a code that students use to register the CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE WEB SITE on their Single Sign On account. This code will give your students full access to the CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE WEB SITE, including the Career Rolodex, Video Interviews, Career Planner, and links for reference.
    Price = 24.00

Student Supplements

  • Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)
    The Careers in Criminal Justice Website offers extensive career profiling information and self-assessment testing is designed to help you investigate and focus on the criminal justice career choices. This resourceful website includes over 70 Career Profiles and more than 25 video interviews with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. It also features a career rolodex, interest assessments, and a career planner with sample résumés, letters, interview questions, and more.
    Price = 24.00