Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

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Authors : Kären Matison Hess; Christine Hess Orthmann; Henry Lim Cho


672 Pages  Hardcover 

11th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006

©2015 , Published


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Fully updated to reflect the latest changes in the field, this new edition provides comprehensive, practical coverage of both law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole (including courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) in one convenient volume. Acclaimed for its uniquely accessib... more


An easy-to-read writing style aids student comprehension.

An engaging, structured learning environment facilitates mastery of the material.

The experience and inside knowledge of an active-duty law enforcement officer (Sergeant Cho) is reflected in the book's realistic, relevant information about ... more

New to this Edition

New "Myth vs. Reality" boxes in every chapter debunk popular misconceptions about policing and criminal justice.

New material has been added on the results of the Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment, joint terrorism task forces (JTTFs), the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) traffic safety initiative, hackti... more