Criminal Justice Today

Author: Frank Schmalleger
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133460049
Format: PDF
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Once again, Schmalleger is the most current and popular text on the market and continues to lead as the gold-standard among criminal justice texts today! Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century, 13e continues to lead as the gold-standard for criminal justice texts. Best-selling, student- and instructor-preferred, and time- tested-Schmalleger is the most current and popular text on the market. This textbook guides criminal justice students in the struggle to find a satisfying balance between freedom and security. True to its origins, the thirteenth edition focuses on the crime picture in America and on the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. This edition continues to question the viability of our freedoms in a world that has grown increasingly more dangerous. Students are asked to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American justice system as it struggles to adapt to an increasingly multicultural society and to a society in which the rights of a few can threaten the safety of many. Teaching and Learning Experience This book will ground students in the important issues that continue to evolve from the tension between the struggle for justice and the need for safety. It provides: An all-in-one, comprehensive resource: Provides students withthe gold-standard among criminal justice texts on the market today Latest developments in the field: Offersextensive coverage of technology and crime Critical analysis of today's issues: Includes the most up-to- date coverage of white collar crime, hate crime, and cyber crime Exceptional pedagogical features: Gives students the tools to master key concepts faster and more effectively MyCJLab: MyCJLab was designed to meet the needs of today's instructors and students. MyCJLab provides instructors with a rich and flexible set of course materials, along with course management tools that make it easy to deliver all o

Criminal Law Today

Author: Frank Schmalleger
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780134163734
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bringing criminal law to life. Criminal Law Today, 6/e, brings criminal law to life by relating it to real stories from today's headlines. The text's approach is strongly influenced by the belief that the law has always been, and remains, a vital policy-making tool. As a topic for study and discussion, the nature and life of the law is more important today than ever before. The text highlights the challenges that face the law as it continues to adapt to the needs of a complex and rapidly changing society and features a balanced text/casebook approach that provides a lively introduction to criminal law. Effective in-text learning tools give students the resources they need to master the material presented in the text. To give your students the most accurate picture of criminal law today, the material on law and crime is updatedthroughout the Sixth Edition. New cases and stories drawn from recent real-life events are included to draw readers into the material and help them contextualize how theory translates into practice. Criminal Law Today, 6/e, is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

Criminal Justice

Author: Ron Grimming
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131745704
Format: PDF, ePub
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Criminal Justice: A Collection of True-Crime Cases is a first-of-its-kind approach to blending theory with reality using compelling, newsworthy cases. Gripping and easy-to-digest, the handbook contains eight high profile cases that will hold readers' interest–page after page. Cases coincide with Part I crimes and discuss crimes against persons and crimes against property. Each case follows a consistent format, providing definitions of crime, statistical data, analysis of crimes and investigative questions. Presents cases that discuss crimes against persons and crimes against property. Devotes separate coverage to murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. Includes high profile cases such as The Winona Ryder Shoplifting Case, The Seaton Hall Fire, and The Andrew Cunanan Case. Reinforce knowledge of Part I crimes by discussing elements of the offenses, investigative procedures, modus operandi, and the motivation for criminals to commit these crimes. Because of the unique police-style manner in which the book has been written, it is recommended that this book be utilized in a supplemental capacity for a variety of police academy training classes to include: Introduction to Criminology; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Introduction to Policing/Law Enforcement Systems; Criminal Law; Constitutional Law; Criminal Investigation.

Private Security Today

Author: Carter F. Smith
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133377156
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For courses in Introduction to Security and Introduction to Private Security. A global perspective of security issues combined with broad practical coverage of crime prevention strategies. Private Security Today includes topical coverage that spans the evolution of security, through the present, to the future of the field.To give readers a look at the diverse issues contemporary security professionals face, this globally-focused overview incorporates international components from outside the U.S., as well as a multidisciplinary analysis of the field. Theories are presented in a way that asks readers to consider the balance of individual personal freedoms and public safety for society as a whole. The topics in the text were chosen based on student, professional, and professor recommendations to ensure that the coverage is both relevant and current. Throughout the book, engaging learning tools and real-world examples encourage students to think critically about the state of security today.

Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Author: Kären M. Hess
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337515906
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fully updated to reflect the latest changes in the field, this new edition provides comprehensive, practical coverage of both law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole (including courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) in one convenient volume. Acclaimed for its uniquely accessible writing style, many real-world examples, and its realistic and relevant boots on the street perspective, this new edition is packed with up-to-date information on today's hottest topics. These include the numerous ways technology is changing the day-to-day operations of policing; the recommendations of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, including the need to improve trust and legitimacy with the public and a shift to a guardian mindset; the law enforcement response to new terrorism threats such as ISIS and homegrown violent extremists, the consequences of Brady-Giglio violations, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Justice

Author: Frank J. Schmalleger
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134559681
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice The gold standard for criminal justice texts Revel(TM) is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience-for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. Revel for Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, Twelfth Edition, offers a contemporary, authoritative look at crime in America with a focus on police, courts, and corrections. To make information resonate with students, Schmalleger asks readers to consider the balance between freedom and security issues and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American justice system as it adapts to cultural, political, and societal changes. A wealth of Internet resources along with author tweets (@schmalleger) extends chapter material and provides up-to-the minute information on this ever-evolving field. Its unifying theme, unmatched timeliness, and coverage of trends and technology make this text the standard by which all other brief texts are judged. NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Just Mercy Adapted for Young Adults

Author: Bryan A. Stevenson
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0525580050
Format: PDF
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In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so," Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and marginalized people. In this very personal work--proceeds of which will go to charity--Bryan Stevenson recounts many and varied stories of his work as a lawyer in the U.S. criminal justice system on behalf of those in society who have experienced some type of discrimination and/or have been wrongly accused of a crime and who deserve a powerful advocate and due justice under the law. Through the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), an organization Stevenson founded as a young lawyer and for which he currently serves as Executive Director, this important work continues. EJI strives to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. "A deeply moving collage of true stories . . . .This is required reading." --Kirkus, Starred Review Praise for Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption: "Important and compelling." --Pulitzer Prize-winning author TRACY KIDDER "Gripping. . . . What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate "An inspiring and powerful story." --#1 New York Times bestselling author JOHN GRISHAM

Computer Science

Author: J. Glenn Brookshear
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133760064
Format: PDF, Docs
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Computer Science: An Overview is intended for use in the Introduction to Computer Science course. It is also suitable for all readers interested in a breadth-first introduction to computer science. Computer Science uses broad coverage and clear exposition to present a complete picture of the dynamic computer science field. Accessible to students from all backgrounds, Glenn Brookshear and Dennis Brylow encourage the development of a practical, realistic understanding of the field. An overview of each of the important areas of Computer Science provides students with a general level of proficiency for future courses. This new edition incorporates an introduction to the Python programming language into key chapters. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help: Develop a Practical, Realistic Understanding of Computer Science: An overview of each of the important areas of Computer Science prepares students for future courses. Fit your Course Preferences: Individual chapters are independent and can be covered in an order that suits your course. Use Python to prepare students for future courses: A new focus on Python provides programming tools for exploration and experimentation. Reinforce Core Concepts: More than 1000 Questions and Exercises, Chapter Review Problems, and Social Issues questions give students the opportunity to apply concepts. Support Learning with Student Resources: The Companion Website www.pearsonhighered.com/brookshear features resources that enhance learning.

Modern Database Management Global Edition

Author: Jeff Hoffer
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292101865
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For introductory courses in Database Management. Provide the latest information in database development Focusing on what leading database practitioners say are the most important aspects to database development, Modern Database Management presents sound pedagogy, and topics that are critical for the practical success of database professionals. The Twelfth Edition further facilitates learning with illustrations that clarify important concepts and new media resources that make some of the more challenging material more engaging. Also included are general updates and expanded material in the areas undergoing rapid change due to improved managerial practices, database design tools and methodologies, and database technology.

Criminal Investigation

Author: Charles Lushbaugh
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132447485
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This well-established text brings together the authors' more than 50 years of investigation experience and focuses on the fundamentals of inquiry and each element of investigation. The text reflects the most recent investigative techniques and technology and features real-life case studies to help students develop their ability to analyze, evaluate, and reason. Its approach is concise and manageable and this edition includes a new chapter on rules of evidence, a new chapter on terrorism, new case studies and new review questions to reinforce each concept.