Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction

Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction

By: James A. Fagin (author)Paperback

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A 12-chapter, paperback brief text that is realistic, applied and practical. Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction is a realistic, applied, and practical text, which introduces students to thereal world of criminal justice. Fagin uses clear and simple examples drawn from decades of experience to bring criminal justice alive for students. With a clear and readable style, the author places the criminal justice system in the broader context of American government. James Fagin is a recognized educator in the administration of justice; an expert in areas of contemporary concern, such as transnational terrorism, computer crime, and computer technologies in criminal justice; and has hands-on experience in law enforcement.

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Experience James Fagin began his law enforcement career as a police academy student and became a commissioned police officer. He has worked with numerous local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies. Expertise James Fagin is an expert and consultant on transnational terrorism, computer crimes, and computer technologies in criminal justice. His other special areas of expertise include effective community policing, police recruitment, and police performance, including stress management. Educator He has taught criminal justice courses for almost 30 years and has been involved in ground-breaking off-campus criminal justice education programs for Wichita State University. The American Society of Public Administration names him "Outstanding Educator" in 1996. Today he is the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at East Stroudsburg University and remains an active member of the John Harvard Society and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


1. Criminal Justice 2. Understanding and Measuring Crime 3. Criminal Law: Control versus Liberty 4. Roles and Functions of the Police 5. Police Officers and the Law 6. Policing: Issues and Challenges 7. The Court System 8. Courtroom Participants and the Trial 9. Sentencing and Sanctions 10. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections 11. Jails and Prisons 12. The Future of Criminal Justice

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/12/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780205489077
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9780205489077
  • weight: 955
  • ISBN10: 0205489079

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