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ISBN-10 1284025349ISBN-13 9781284025347
ISBN-10 1449626777ISBN-13 9781449626778
Author(s): James R. Acker, Distinguished Teaching Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, New York; JoAnne M. Malatesta, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 440

Introduction to Law and Criminal Justice provides undergraduate students with a comprehensive overview of the foundational legal issues in criminal justice. Written in an easy-to-understand format, it examines the history and principles of law and will prepare students for further study of the criminal justice system. By carefully explaining judicial decisions, this text offers students an excellent introduction to legal analysis and the case method of study. Key Features: -Provides a student-friendly introduction to criminal justice -Presents carefully edited judicial decisions with accompanying explanation, to offer case material that is accessible to undergraduate introductory-level students. -Includes comprehensive coverage of three areas of law relevant to criminal justice—substantive criminal law, constitutional issues evoking tensions between governmental authority and individual liberties that relate generally to criminal justice, and constitutional criminal procedure. -Every new copy is packaged with full student access to the companion website featuring a variety of interactive study tools. Instructor Resources: -PowerPoint Lecture Outlines -Instructor's Manual -Test Bank -Sample Syllabi for an Introductory-level Criminal Justice course, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure undergraduate courses