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California's Criminal Justice System, Third Edition

Christine L. Gardiner and Georgia Spiropoulos
eISBN-13: 9781531004965

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Californias Criminal Justice System, Third Edition, shares the history, purpose, structure, and procedures of Californias criminal justice system. It begins with conversations about the state of crime in California, the demographics of crime, and the practices of legislative actions and direct democracy in creating state laws. The book includes discussions of criminal justice policies as well as criminal justice institutions such as policing, courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. Each chapter is authored by an expert in the field and highlights some of the current issues, challenges, and controversies facing Californias criminal justice system. The authors also highlight some of the current criminal justice policies and controversies within the state, including gun policy, sex crime policy, drug policy, capital punishment, realignment, gangs, and victims rights. In addition, the authors include discussions on a variety of different employment opportunities related to criminal justice and the occupational outlook for these positions. This text is appropriate for undergraduate students in introductory courses on criminal justice, law, and government, and can be used either as a supplemental text or as a stand-alone resource for students.

New in the third edition:

A new, easily accessible, table that serves as a guide to Californias most significant policies.

Updated policy changes passed by voters in November 2016 in every relevant chapter.

A completely new chapter on corrections.

Learning objectives added to each chapter.

Updated information and statistics in every chapter.

Sold By Carolina Academic Press
ISBNs 9781531004958, 1531004954, 9781531004965, 1531004962
Language English
Number of Pages 430