Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process
Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process, Second Edition uses a proven problem-based learning approach to enhance the critical thinking and analytic skills of students. Best-selling authors Kenneth J. Peak and Pamela M. Everett explain the importance of criminal justice and show students how key trends, emerging issues, historical background, and practical lessons apply to their future careers. Students learn core topicsâpolicing, corrections, criminal behavior, criminal law, and courtsâas well as special topics such as ethics, juvenile justice, terrorism, and the changing war on drugs, while learning how to solve problems they are likely to face as criminal justice practitioners. Packed with new examples and drawing on the authorsâ years of experience in the field, this student-friendly book offers a palpable, real-world flavor typically missing in other texts for the course.