CJ: Realities and Challenges
empowers students to think critically about the daily realities and challenges of the criminal justice system. Using the text's framework of Observe–Investigate–Understand, students learn to recognize the myths of the U.S. criminal justice system and gain a greater comprehension of its complexities.
CJ: Realities and Challenges brings together the insights of an expert author team of practitioners and scholars to present a contemporary and realistic perspective on a vital U.S. institution. With Connect Criminal Justice, a groundbreaking digital program, students study more effectively by using engaging activities to confirm what they know and to learn what they don’t know.
Part 1: Crime, Law, and the Criminal Justice System
Chapter 1: What is the Criminal Justice System?
Chapter 2: Types of Crime
Chapter 3: Causes of Crime
Chapter 4: Criminal Law and Defenses
Part 2: Law Enforcement
Chapter 5: Overview of Policing
Chapter 6: Policing Operations
Chapter 7: Legal and Special Issues in Policing
Part 3: Adjudication
Chapter 8: The Courts
Chapter 9: Pretrial and Trial
Chapter 10: Sentencing
Part 4: Corrections
Chapter 11: Overview of Corrections
Chapter 12: Jails and Prisons
Chapter 13: Community Corrections
Part 5: Special Issues
Chapter 14: Understanding and Helping Victims
Chapter 15: Juvenile Justice
Chapter 16: Contemporary Challenges in Criminal Justice