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AUTHORS: Cole/Smith - ©2010
Discover the meaning of justice in our society and identify the roles individuals play in the criminal justice system. Cole and Smith's classic best-seller examines criminal justice across several disciplines, and presents elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. Broad coverage of the facts, an interesting writing style, and compelling delivery of current events make THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE one of the best and most popular texts on the criminal justice system available.