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- American System of Criminal Justice, Media Edition (with InfoTrac)
by George F. Cole, Christopher E. Smith
This classic best seller, commonly referred to as "The Eagle", encourages students to become better citizens, to determine what Justice means in our society, and what role individuals play. This text examines criminal justice as an interdisciplinary endeavor, sharing elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. It challenges students to balance the mechanics and system of criminal justice with the human side of the story. Cole and Smith present an exciting and relevant introduction to the field of criminal justice. The text combines solid research and intellectual rigor in an approachable manner with detailed attention to current and compelling events to help students appreciate the many aspects of the discipline, and how they can participate in the system as citizens of the United States.
This new media edition encompasses major revisions in organization, content, and presentation. Includes a new chapter on police actions and constitutional law. Gives more explicit focus to the role of American values in the application of criminal justice goals and to the conflicts that often ensue. Includes interactive CD-ROM with worksheet exercises and review questions.
- American System Of Criminal Justice, The: Study Guide
by George F. Cole, Gianna Moscardo, Eric Laws
- Crime Scene: How Investigators Use Science to Track Down the Bad Guys
by Vivien Bowers
Crime Scene takes young readers behind the yellow tape, into the crime lab, and into the heads of investigators. As they study the whys and hows of connecting clues, suspects, and victims, budding sleuths learn how unique clues like toolmark and fibers can lead to irrefutable conclusions; how to detect fake money and forged documents; how faces are reconstructed from bare skulls; and how crime scenes can be surrounded by silent witnesses that speak volumes. Martha Newbigging’s witty illustrations enhance the book’s lively design, while readers’ curiosity is quenched with striking photos from the lab. A glossary of forensic specializations details the many different professionals that each case requires.
- Whatever Happened to Justice?
by Rick Maybury
Examines law and its connections with economics, discussing such areas as legal ethics, higher law, natural law, and common law.