Issues in Criminal Justice

Clete Snell, PhD

Issues in Criminal Justice provides students with an immersive experience in the most complex and controversial topics in the discipline including: police misconduct, wrongful convictions, prison reform, gun violence, and the media and crime. The text covers current events such as the reaction to George Floyd's death, recent police reform initiatives, and the role of the media in shaping our perspectives on crime and criminal justice. The text includes videos, discussions, quiz questions, and critical thinking exercises built in to the text.

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Table of Contents for Issues in Criminal Justice

  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 The History and Future of Policing
  • Chapter 3 Police and the Use of Force
  • Chapter 4 Pretrial Detention
  • Chapter 5 Wrongful Convictions
  • Chapter 6 Sentencing
  • Chapter 7 Prison Reform
  • Chapter 8 Prisoner Reentry
  • Chapter 9 Mental Illness and Criminal Justice
  • Chapter 10 Women and Criminal Justice
  • Chapter 11 Juvenile Justice
  • Chapter 12 Gun Violence
  • Chapter 13 Race and Criminal Justice

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