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  1. Introduction to Criminal Justice

    8th Edition
    By Lawrence F. Travis III, Bradley D. Edwards 

    This student-friendly introductory text describes the criminal justice process—outlining the decisions, practices, people, and issues involved. It provides a solid introduction to the mechanisms of the criminal justice system, with balanced coverage... Read more...

  2. What Works (and Doesn’t) in Reducing Recidivism

    By Edward J. Latessa, Shelley L. Listwan, Deborah Koetzle 

    This book offers criminologists and students an evidence-based discussion of the latest trends in corrections. Over the last several decades, research has clearly shown that rehabilitation efforts can be effective at reducing recidivism among criminal offenders... Read more...

  3. Legal Guide for Police

    Constitutional Issues, 10th Edition
    By Jeffery T. WalkerCraig Hemmens

    Legal Guide for Police, 10th edition, is a valuable tool for criminal justice students and law enforcement professionals, bringing them up-to-date with developments in the law of arrest, search and seizure, police authority to detain, questioning suspects and pretrial identification procedures, police power and its limitations, and civil liability of police officers and agencies... Read more... 

  4. Criminology

    Explaining Crime and Its Context, 9th Edition 
    By Stephen E. Brown, Finn-Aage Esbensen, Gilbert Geis 

    Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, 9th edition, is a highly acclaimed textbook offering a broad perspective on criminological theory. It provides students of criminology and sociology with a thorough exposure to a range of theories, contrasting their logic and assumptions, but also highlighting efforts to integrate and blend these frameworks... Read more...

  5. Corrections in the Community

    6th Edition
    By Edward J. Latessa, Paula Smith

    This text examines the current state of community corrections and proposes an evidence-based approach to making programs more effective. As the U.S. prison system approaches meltdown, options like probation, parole, alternative sentencing, and both residential and non-residential programs in the community continue to grow in importance... Read more...

  6. Community Policing

    A Contemporary Perspective, 7th Edition
    By Victor E. Kappeler, Larry K. Gaines

    Community policing is a philosophy and organizational strategy that expands the traditional police mandate of fighting crime to include forming partnerships with citizenry that endorse mutual support and participation. The first textbook of its kind, Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective delineates this progressive approach... Read more...

  7. Juvenile Justice

    An Introduction, 8th Edition
    By John T. Whitehead, Steven P. Lab

    Juvenile Justice: An Introduction, 8th edition, presents a comprehensive picture of juvenile offending, delinquency theories, and how juvenile justice actors and agencies react to delinquency. It covers the history and development of the juvenile justice system and the unique issues related to juveniles, offering evidence-based suggestions for successful interventions and treatment and examining the new balance model of juvenile court... Read more...

  8. Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice

    14th Edition
    By Jacqueline R. Kanovitz

    Criminal justice professionals oftentimes do not receive the training they need to recognize the constitutional principles that apply to their daily work. Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice offers a way to solve this problem by providing a comprehensive, well-organized, and up-to-date analysis of constitutional issues that affect criminal justice professionals... Read more...

  9. Justice, Crime, and Ethics, 8th Edition cover image

    Justice, Crime, and Ethics

    8th Edition
    By Michael C. Braswell, Belinda R. McCarthy, Bernard J. McCarthy

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    Justice, Crime, and Ethics, a leading textbook in criminal justice programs, examines ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal justice and professional activities in the field... Read more.

  10. Cybercrime and Digital Forensics

    An Introduction
    By Thomas J Holt, Adam M Bossler, Kathryn C Seigfried-Spellar

    The emergence of the World Wide Web, smartphones, and Computer-Mediated Communications (CMCs) profoundly affect the way in which people interact online and offline. Individuals who engage in socially unacceptable or outright criminal acts increasingly utilize technology to connect with one another in ways that are not otherwise possible in the real world due to shame, social stigma, or risk of detection... Read more...

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