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ISBN-10 1111179212ISBN-13 9781111179212
ISBN-10 0495809829ISBN-13 9780495809821
Author(s): Cole/Smith
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 544

In CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Sixth Edition, George Cole and Christopher Smith have accomplished much within a brief format: new coverage of today’s hottest careers, international comparisons, writing challenges, and real-world applications--all within a superb interdisciplinary and policy framework. This concise criminal justice text shows students the real-world opportunities within this fast-moving field while giving them a broad understanding of why public policy and an interdisciplinary perspective are essential to the meaningful study of criminal justice as it is practiced today. Created as an alternative to more expensive, encyclopedic introductory texts, this reader-friendly bestseller incorporates ideas, themes, and theories from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. In addition to a strong interdisciplinary emphasis, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA teaches students to become better citizens by helping them think critically about what justice means in our society and how individuals can play a role in defining that meaning.

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