Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America

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In CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Eighth Edition, authors George Cole, Christopher Smith, and Christina DeJong have accomplished much within a brief format. This concise introductory criminal justice text not only introduces students to the fielda€™s foundations and individual components, but also to the many professional opportunities available in the justice system - all within a unique interdisciplinary framework and emphasizing how public policy impacts criminal justice as it is practiced today. Created as an alternative to more expensive, encyclopedic introductory texts, this reader-friendly best seller incorporates ideas, themes, and theories from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. In addition to a strong interdisciplinary emphasis, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA teaches students to become better citizens by helping them think critically about what justice means in our society and how individuals can play a role in defining that meaning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Bans on plea bargaining do not end negotiated guilty pleas; they merely alter the form and timing of the negotiations. a€c When california banned plea bargaining in the generaljurisdiction Superior courts, guilty plea negotiations simply moved to a point earlier in the ... It appears that the shared sense of self-interest and mutual benefit in the plea bargaining process is so powerful that actors in the system will anbsp;...

Title:Criminal Justice in America
Author:George Cole, Christopher Smith, Christina DeJong
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2015-01-01


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