Criminal Justice in Action

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Authors : Larry K. Gaines; Roger LeRoy Miller


640 Pages  Hardcover 

8th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2009

©2015, Published


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As riveting and current as today's headlines, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION, Eighth Edition, is designed with today's busy students and instructors in mind. Concepts make sense to students, thanks to vivid straight-from-the-headlines vignettes at the beginning of every chapter and plentiful real-world ... more


CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION remains the most career-oriented text available--with plentiful first-person accounts of criminal justice jobs to expose students to the wide range of rewarding careers available in the field as well as to essential facts on each career choice, including job qualifications... more

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All-new chapter opening vignettes help students see the relevance of chapter material and draw them into the reading. Examples include a look into the possible reasons behind James Holmes' actions in 2012 when he killed 12 moviegoers and wounded 58 others in Colorado (Chapter 2); two sides of law en... more