Thorough, mainstream introduction to the criminal justice system that explores both the formal (legal) and informal (behaviors, actions, judgements) dimensions of each part of the process. Covers the traditional core of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections), focusing on the decision-making and evaluation of criminal justice policies and practices. Takes a provocative view of the CJ system to encourage critical thinking, providing a realistic look at problems as well as new programs which offer promise for the future. Dramatic scenarios and thought-provoking presentation of both sides of controversial criminal justice issues inject slices of Samaha's award-winning teaching style into the text. You Decide boxes and other real-life scenarios make the data, cases, and concepts more relevant for students. Unique Historical Notes compare and contrast opinions, issues, conclusions, and recommendations from the past with modern criminal justice policies.
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Joel Samaha is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. He received his B.A. (History), J.D., and Ph.D. (History) from Northwestern University and studied under Sir Geoffrey Elton at Cambridge University, England. Professor Samaha was admitted to the Illinois Bar, briefly practiced law in Chicago, and then taught at UCLA. In 1971, he joined the University of Minnesota, where he served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies for four years, taught television and radio courses in criminal justice, co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in legal and constitutional history, was named College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teacher in 1974, and named University Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2007. Professor Samaha's works have appeared in Historical Journal, American Journal of Legal History, Minnesota Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review, and Journal of Social History.Review:
"The book contains some great information and the ability to work on critical thinking skills and engage in discussions."
"No doubt, Samaha does an excellent job in writing and constructing his work."
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Descripción Wadsworth Pub Co, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 5 Tch. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0534522653