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ISBN-10 0135057647ISBN-13 9780135057643
ISBN-10 0132349752ISBN-13 9780132349758
Author(s): Amy B. Thistlethwaite; John D. Wooldredge
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 408

For courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice or Research Methods.

This book is more than a collection of original published articles–it is a summary of studies that have shaped the criminal justice system. Carefully chosen based on their impact on the discipline or their capacity to spark controversy, the studies offer a historical look into the field of policing, courts and corrections. Each summary includes: a complete citation; background information; a description of methodology; a summary of results; an evaluation of the research; and suggestions for further reading. Throughout the book, students are shown a variety of research designs and evidence of research influencing the operation of the criminal justice system.