Criminal Justice in Action: The Core

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Authors : Larry K. Gaines; Roger LeRoy Miller


528 Pages  Paperback 

8th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2014, 2012, 2010

©2016 , Published


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Concise, career focused, with cutting-edge topic coverage, the exciting new CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 8th Edition, delivers an accessible, applied, and real-world introduction to the field. Gripping photos and an engaging magazine-like layout make this succinct text ideal for a fast-pace... more


Succinct yet thorough, this concise 14-chapter text provides instructors with the class time they need to discuss the individual components of the criminal justice system as well as career opportunities for students.

To help students immediately connect with key concepts, each chapter opens with le... more

New to this Edition

New "Policy.cj" margin features highlight controversial policies in criminal justice--and promote critical thinking--by requiring students to do Internet research on a subject and then complete a short assignment based on the research. For example, students are asked to research hate crime legislati... more