Retail Price to Students:$39.95 (04)
DescriptionA flexible and cost-effective alternative to larger, overwhelming texts, Criminal Justice: The Essentials, Third Edition, covers all the fundamental issues faced by law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice, leaving detailed specifics and tangential topics to the discretion of instructors to cover in class.
Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition features:
* Discussion of many new topics including private corrections, restorative justice, and fiscal austerity in the criminal justice system
* Revised and updated coverage of criminal liability, cybercrime, contemporary community corrections, juvenile delinquency, and emerging issues in criminal justice
* Strong pedagogy throughout including "Web Activities" and additional critical-thinking exercises
* An updated Companion Website containing study guides and self-quizzes, suggested websites and resources, and more (www.oup.com/us/lab)
* An updated Instructor's Resource CD with a test bank, suggestions for activities, sample syllabi, and more (available to adopting instructors)
With abundant examples--and just the right amount of sidebars and "highlights"--Criminal Justice, Third Edition, is an excellent resource for helping students to determine the most important issues in the field.
"The simple and straightforward approach of Criminal Justice: The Essentials, Third Edition, is both its strength and its charm! The book does a fantastic job of presenting the essentials without glitzing up the content with all the boxes and repetitive summaries found in other texts. Plus, it's affordable to students."
--David Weiss, Fitchburg State University
"The authors have done a great job with this book. The information they present is specific enough to cover all necessary aspects of an introductory course, yet broad enough to allow professors some room to add supplemental material wherever they choose."
--Mike Bush, Northern Kentucky University
"Well researched and well written. The book has the big advantage of being written in a manner that's free from political and ideological posturing."
--James Chriss, Cleveland State University
About the Author(s)
Steven P. Lab, Bowling Green State University, Marian R. Williams, Appalachian State University, Jefferson E. Holcomb, Appalachian State University, Melissa W. Burek, Bowling Green State University, William R. King, Sam Houston State University, and Michael E. Buerger, Bowling Green State University