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Crime and Criminal Justice
Concepts and Controversies

Second Edition


January 2019 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

“The text is logically organized and easy to read and understand. Students will find the text intriguing as they move through the coverage of the controversies from the text.”—Michelle L. Foster, Kent State University

Updated with new content and current controversies that facilitate critical thinking, debate, and application of the concepts, Mallicoat’s Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, provides accessible and concise coverage of all relevant aspects of the criminal justice system, as well as unique chapters on victims and criminal justice policy. Using an innovative format designed to increase student engagement and critical thinking, each chapter is followed by two Current Controversy debates that dive into a critical issue in criminal justice. These features challenge misconceptions by providing a balanced debate of both the pros and the cons of each issue and are followed by probing questions to help students think critically about timely topics. With contemporary examples that students can easily apply and a broad range of effective learning tools, this practical text helps students go beyond the surface toward a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system.

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    Part I: Foundations of Criminal Justice
     
    Chapter 1: Crime and Criminal Justice
    Stages of the Criminal Justice System

     
    Discretion and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System

     
    The Wedding Cake Model of Justice

     
    Models of Criminal Justice

     
    The Influence of the Media on the Criminal Justice System

     
     
    Chapter 2: Concepts of Law and Justice
    Types of Law

     
    Sources of Law

     
    Case Law

     
    Criminal Law

     
    Criminal Defenses

     
     
    Chapter 3: Defining and Measuring Crime
    Defining Crime

     
    Uniform Crime Reports

     
    National Incident-Based Reporting System

     
    National Crime Victimization Survey

     
    Self-Reported Offending Datasets

     
     
    Chapter 4: Explanations of Criminal Behavior
    What Is a Theory of Crime?

     
    Classical Theories of Crime

     
    Biological and Psychological Theories of Crime

     
    Sociological Theories of Crime

     
    Contemporary Theories of Crime

     
     
    Chapter 5: Victims and the Criminal Justice System
    Victims and Crime

     
    Theories of Victimization

     
    History of Victims’ Rights

     
    Victims in the Criminal Justice System

     
     
    Chapter 6: Criminal Justice Policy
    What Is Policy?

     
    Why Do We Need Criminal Justice Policies?

     
    How Do Criminal Justice Policies Develop?

     
    Politics and Criminal Justice Policy

     
    Research and Criminal Justice Policies

     
     
    Part II: Policing
     
    Chapter 7: Policing Organizations and Practices
    A Brief History of Policing

     
    Types of Police Organizations

     
    Women in Policing

     
    Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Policing

     
    What Do the Police Do?

     
    Strategies and Tactics of Policing

     
     
    Chapter 8: Issues in Policing
    Policing and the Law

     
    Ethical Dilemmas and Corruption

     
    Racial Profiling

     
    Use of Force

     
    Police Legitimacy

     
    Police Occupational Stress

     
     
    Part III: Courts
     
    Chapter 9: Courts and Crime
    Criminal Versus Civil Courts

     
    Jurisdiction and the Courts System

     
    Structure of the Courts

     
    Courtroom Participants and Their Duties

     
    Stages of a Criminal Court Case

     
     
    Chapter 10: Punishment and Sentencing
    Correctional Philosophies

     
    Determinate Sentencing

     
    Indeterminate Sentencing

     
    Mandatory Sentences

     
    Capital Punishment

     
     
    Part IV: Corrections
     
    Chapter 11: Prisons and Jails
    History of Jails and Prisons

     
    Jails

     
    Types of Prisons

     
    Prison Security Levels

     
    Issues in Incarceration

     
    Legal Rights of Prisoners

     
     
    Chapter 12: Community Corrections
    Diversion

     
    Probation

     
    Intermediate Sanctions

     
    Parole

     
    Issues in Reentry

     
     
    Part V: Special Topics in Criminal Justice
     
    Chapter 13: Juvenile Justice
    History of the Juvenile Justice System

     
    Structure of the Juvenile Court

     
    Juvenile Waiver

     
    Demographics of Juvenile Offenders

     
     
    Chapter 14: Transnational Criminal Justice
    Transnational Crime

     
    Terrorism

     
    Homeland Security

     
    Border Control

     

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    “A well-written, concise overview of the main components of the CJS – not a lot of filler, does a great job of getting the basic elements like history and terminology across without being dry, focusing instead on issues.”

    Dan Dexheimer
    Boise State University

    “An excellent text for both instructor and students. Very contemporary and useful in today’s CJ world. I would adopt over my current book for sure.”

    Jeffrey M. O’Donnell
    Community College of Allegheny County

    “The book is exceptional and affordable for my students. And it had an entire chapter devoted to the nature of crime and criminality.”

    Mario Cano
    University of Texas at El Paso

    “The text is logically organized and easy to read and understand. Students will find the text intriguing as they move through the coverage of the controversies from the text.”

    Michelle L. Foster
    Kent State University

    “I would describe this textbook as being capable to deliver the basic information regarding the functions, procedures, and systems related to the criminal justice system. Additionally, this book is contemporary and relatable to students, and also easy for them to read and comprehend.”

    Rebecca Headley Konkel
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    “Concise, informative, student friendly, and intelligent.”

    Robert M. Clark, Ph.D
    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

    “…the book presents the most important information the Intro to CJ students need without overwhelming students with details.  Chapters are a reasonable length and easy to read.  And it is a reasonable price”

    Stacy K. Parker
    Associate Professor, Muskingum University

    A very thoughtful treatment of two autonomous but interrelated topics in criminology studies

    Professor Luis Sfeir-Younis
    Sociology Anthro Crim Dept, Eastern Michigan University
    December 21, 2019

    Found it met the needs for the course. Basic enough for an introduction course but allows for in depth lecture. Great online resources to assist with organizing the course as well!

    Professor Tiffany Fackler
    Sociology and Criminal Justice, Lebanon Valley College
    December 5, 2019