AUTHORS: Cole/Gertz - ©2013
Offering proven, cutting-edge coverage, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES, 10/e combines the enduring classics in the development of criminal justice policy with the latest developments from the field--and most recent debates from Congress. Giving you hands-on experience with primary sources and the most current research available, this popular reader allows you to see research-framed debates discussed in our administration of justice. It promotes a thorough understanding of the structure and function of the criminal justice system while highlighting critical cross cutting themes, such as discretion, the sources of power inside institutions, and how the public may impact our choices of laws and the way laws are written. Providing articles from every branch of the discipline, it delivers authoritative coverage of such key topics as DNA/wrongful convictions, prison overcrowding, white-collar crime, cyber crime, ethics, technology, evidence-based practice, and more.