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Foundations of Criminal Justice

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Author: Owen, Stephen S.

Brand: Oxford University Press

Edition: 3

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 528

Release Date: 15-07-2019

Details: Product Description What is law? What is deviance? What is justice? How is justice achieved through law, punishment, and criminal justice agencies? Now in its third edition, Foundations of Criminal Justice uses a unique approach that provides students with the framework and the intellectual tools that they will need in order to critically analyze and evaluate the nature, sources, scope, purposes, and practical limitations of the criminal justice system. This is the only introductory survey text that moves beyond a description of the criminal justice system, helping students understand the role of criminal justice in their lives as criminal justice practitioners and as active citizens. Review "I finally found a textbook for the introductory criminal justice student that facilitates critical thinking, reflection, application of ideas, and philosophical inquiry."--Martha Earwood, University of Alabama at Birmingham "This text provides the foundation for studying criminal justice, incorporating a critical, problem-solving approach with an underlying theme of morality and how that impacts the criminal justice system."--Sheryl L. Van Horne, Eastern University " Foundations of Criminal Justice does an excellent job of applying analytics to practice and enhancing student interest in the field of criminal justice."--Benjamin Wright, Radford University About the Author Stephen S. Owen is Professor of Criminal Justice at Radford University. Henry F. Fradella is Professor and Associate Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. Tod W. Burke is a retired Professor of Criminal Justice at Radford University and a former police officer. Jerry W. Joplin is Professor Emeritus of Justice and Policy Studies at Guilford College and a former correctional counselor and administrator.

Package Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English