A team of Criminal Justice educators brings you an accessible Intro to Criminal Justice book that will appeal to all audiences. The co-authors have wide experience in law enforcement, judiciary and corrections and have taught in nine major universities in nine different states. The book features examples taken from actual practice to provide a context in which problems and situations arise. With this book students will experience the real world of criminal justice.

Student self-assessment materials, in addition to voluminous supporting documents—everything from warrant samples to statistics on jobs for criminal justice grads—are available here.

Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: Higher Education Coursebook
Publication Date: 08/07/2017

Cliff Roberson, Washburn

Ralph Ioimo, Alabama

Robert Winters

Ryan Getty, California State University, Sacramento

Ryan Alexander, Washburn


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Essay and short answer questions with sample answers and expert commentary, in 1L and select upper-level subjects

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