Introduction to Criminal Justice offers a contemporary and applied approach to understanding the criminal justice system. Written by acclaimed author and educator Kenneth J. Peak-who believes that students learn best by doing, and whose experience stems from various policing and administrative roles in both the criminal justice system and higher education-this comprehensive, reader-friendly text introduces students to the subject of criminal justice. Major trends, emerging issues, historical backgrounds, and practical lessons are provided for students to apply to their current or future careers. Students will learn the core topics in criminal justice-including policing, corrections, criminal behavior, and criminal law and courts, as well as special topics such as ethics, juvenile justice, terrorism, gun control, and marijuana legalization-while learning how to solve problems they are likely to face in a variety of criminal justice career paths. Interactive eBook This dynamic new Interactive eBook version of Kenneth J. Peak's bestselling text, Introduction to Criminal Justice is ideal for students in online and traditional courses who prefer a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning. It provides students with integrated links to engaging video and audio as well as access to complete academic and professional articles, all from the same pages found in the printed text. Students will also have immediate access to study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, and more! We invite you to explore this chapter from the text: Chapter 6: Police at Work: Patrolling and Investigating Students: Still need to purchase an Access Code? Just select the "Buy Item Now" button on this page to purchase your individual access code. Bundle Option Bundle the Print Version of Introduction to Criminal Justice with the Interactive eBook for FREE! Bundle ISBN: 9781483346748 Please contact your Sales Representative for more information.
Part I: CRIMINAL JUSTICE AS A SYSTEM: THE BASICS Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Criminal Justice: Essential Themes and Practices Chapter 2. Foundations of Law and Crime: Nature, Elements, and Defenses Chapter 3. Theories of Crime and Measuring Victimization Chapter 4. Ethical Essentials: "Doing right when no one is watching" Part II: THE POLICE Chapter 5. Police Organization: Structure and Functions Chapter 6. Police at Work: Patrolling and Investigating Chapter 7. Police Methods and Challenges Chapter 8. Expounding the Constitution: Laws of Arrest, Search, and Seizure Part III THE COURTS Chapter 9. Court Organization: Structures, Functions and the Trial Process Chapter 10. The Bench and the Bar: Those Who Judge, Prosecute and Defend Chapter 11. Court Methods and Challenges: Sentencing and Punishment Part IV: CORRECTIONS Chapter 12. Prison and Jail Organization: Structures and Functions Chapter 13. The Inmates' World: The "Keepers" and the "Kept" Chapter 14. Corrections in the Community: Probation, Parole, Other Alternatives to Incarceration Part V: SPANNING THE SYSTEM: METHODS AND ISSUES Chapter 15: Juvenile Justice: Philosophy, Law, and Practices Chapter 16: On the Crime Policy and Prevention Agenda: Terrorism, Gun Control, and Marijuana Appendix I: Selected Amendments to the U.S. Constitution Appendix II: Careers in Criminal Justice