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The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Criminal Justice System

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Criminal Justice System Author Robin Sax, Esq.
ISBN-10 9781101145081
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 336
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Learning About Crime, Pays. Most people watch television shows such as Law and Order and see a simplified version of the world of cops and courtrooms. In fact, the American criminal justice system is one of the most complex legal establishments in the world. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Criminal Justice System de- mystifies the complexity of the judicial establishment and the bureaucracy behind it in a clear, jargon-free and detailed portrait so that any citizen can understand how it works. -- Public is highly interested in criminal investigations and trials -- Also a useful resource for people planning to enter these fields -- Includes detailed glossary of legal terms



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Criminal Investigation

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Criminal Investigation Author Alan Axelrod
ISBN-10 0028643461
Release 2002
Pages 357
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This book is the ideal entry point to learning about criminal investigation and forensics, including both the theoretical and practical aspects of the ways society copes with, and the way law enforcement investigates, crime today.



Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Author Bryan Gibson
ISBN-10 9781909976009
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 144
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The most straightforward overview available. Covers the entire criminal justice system. A ‘no frills’ explanation for beginners. This basic guide sets out the main components of the criminal justice system in an accessible way. Intended as a starting point for readers coming to the subject for the first time it is ideal for new staff, volunteers, first year students and other ‘rookies’: a short book of facts, explanations and pointers to further study. Chapters: 1. What is Crime? 2. What is Criminal Justice? 3. Who’s Who? 4. Modern Developments 5. The Police 6. The Criminal Courts in Action 7. Sentencing (including Probation Work) 8. Prisons and Imprisonment 9. Victims and Restorative Justice 10. Causes of Crime The book also features the Rule of Law, risk assessment, decision-making, forensic investigation, witnesses, surveillance, criminology, crime reduction strategies, border controls, penal reform and some international and historical dimensions. With a Glossary of Words, Phrases and Abbreviations.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Criminal Investigation

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Criminal Investigation Author Alan Axelrod
ISBN-10 0028643461
Release 2002
Pages 357
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This book is the ideal entry point to learning about criminal investigation and forensics, including both the theoretical and practical aspects of the ways society copes with, and the way law enforcement investigates, crime today.



The American System of Criminal Justice

The American System of Criminal Justice Author George F. Cole
ISBN-10 9781337558907
Release 2018-01-01
Pages 816
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This classic best seller, commonly referred to as The Eagle, helps students discover the challenges of pursuing justice in our society and identify the roles individuals play in the criminal justice system. Using an interdisciplinary lens, THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 16th Edition, presents elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. This approach challenges students to ask important questions and recognize contemporary problems as the means to build their understanding of the system's components and stages as well as its human consequences and policy challenges. Cole, Smith, and DeJong offer solid scholarship, approachable writing, and current, compelling events and cases that hold students' attention, thereby preparing them to participate in the system as citizens and future criminal justice practitioners. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Mafia and Organized Crime

Mafia and Organized Crime Author James O. Finckenauer
ISBN-10 9781780741659
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 232
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Ruthless, cruel, and irresistibly cool: the Mafia has always appealed to the darker side of the imagination. But just what is the Mafia, how does it operate, and what can be done to combat it? James Finckenauer debunks the romantic notions and mystique surrounding the Mafia to reveal the harsh realities of global organized crime in countries spanning from Japan to Russia to Colombia. Demonstrating that organizations like the Mafia are multi-faceted and far more complex than imagined, he argues that organized crime destabilises society on a global scale, perpetuating untold economic, physical, psychological, and societal damage through its control of criminal markets, violence and corruption. Providing vital insight into a hidden world, Mafia: A Beginner’s Guide is ideal reading for anyone intrigued by, or concerned about, this widely misunderstood phenomenon. James Finckenauer has written extensively on organized crime. He is a Distinguished Professor at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, and former Director of the National Institute of Justice, Washington DC.



Criminology For Dummies

Criminology For Dummies Author Steven Briggs
ISBN-10 9781118052662
Release 2011-02-04
Pages 384
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Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detective work? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime, giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses of the criminal mind and how law enforcement officials investigate crime. You'll gain real-world knowledge of the reasons for and consequences of crime, the way society responds to it, and, most important, how crime can be prevented. Enter the world of crime — understand what crime is, how it is measured, and the various ways crime affects victims and society Identify different types of crime — from white-collar crime to organized crime to terrorism, examine the nature of crime and why certain criminals are attracted to specific crimes Know who commits crimes, and why — explore different theories that attempt to explain why people commit crimes Take it to the streets — follow law enforcement officials and federal agencies as they chase and apprehend the bad guys Seek justice — meet the key players in the criminal justice system and see why and how the guilty are punished Deal with juveniles — know the differences between adult and juvenile systems, realize why youths are treated differently, and review modern methods for treatment Open the book and find: Common criminal traits The causes of violent crimes Recent efforts to secure victims' rights The processes used to solve crimes A step-by-step walkthrough of the criminal justice process Ways to recognize and fight back against crime Jobs in the criminal justice field Ten notorious, unsolved crimes



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Leadership Fast Track

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Leadership Fast Track Author Susan Caba
ISBN-10 9781615644049
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 160
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Written to quickly develop the reader's leadership skills, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Leadership, Fast Track is a short but rich introduction to leadership skills and how best to use them. After a brief examination of the required, but learnable, qualties, skills, and behaviors of leadership, the book takes the reader through a self-assessment. Then the tasks, strategies, and desired results of leadership are dissected-all in 160 pages!



Criminological Research for Beginners

Criminological Research for Beginners Author Laura Caulfield
ISBN-10 9781135050313
Release 2014-04-03
Pages 246
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Criminological Research for Beginners is a comprehensive and engaging guide to research methods in Criminology. Written specifically for undergraduate students and novice researchers, this book has been designed as a practical guide to planning, conducting, and reporting research in the subject. By first inviting readers to consider the importance of criminological research, the book places related methodology firmly in the context of students’ broader study of Criminology, before moving on to provide a detailed guide to the practical processes of research. It is common for Criminology undergraduates to feel intimidated at the prospect of conducting their own research, and these students typically struggle to see the relevance of research methods to their own studies. This book speaks directly to the needs of such students, and includes contemporary examples and case studies that bring a topic that is often thought of as dry to life, providing a thorough and accessible practical guide that students can return to at each stage of their research, all the way through to their dissertation. This book covers: an examination of the theoretical, political, and ethical debates in criminological research; a complete guide to planning criminological research, assisting student researchers in identifying their research questions, choosing their research methods, and critiquing the available literature; guidance on the practicalities and processes of collecting data, a discussion of the process of analysing data and writing up research, Including an extensive glossary and an integrated companion website with extra examples, exercises, and videos to further develop students’ understanding, this book is essential reading for any undergraduate on a Criminological Research Methods course, or for anyone in need of practical guidance on any or every of the various stages involved in conducting thorough and effective criminological research.



The Criminal Justice System

The Criminal Justice System Author George F. Cole
ISBN-10 1111346631
Release 2012-06-29
Pages 644
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Longtime market-leader THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES, 10/e perfectly balances the enduring classics in the development of criminal justice policy with the latest debates, developments, and research from the field.



Practical Methods for Legal Investigations

Practical Methods for Legal Investigations Author Dean A. Beers, CLI
ISBN-10 1439844852
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 382
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Legal investigators are responsible for providing factual evidence – as the fact finders, they are the foundation for the attorneys they work with daily. The attorney is responsible for forming and implementing the legal strategy and presenting it to the judge or jury. The legal investigator provides checks and balances to ensure that no evidence is being forced upon a theory, and that no theory is being forced upon the evidence. Practical Methods for Legal Investigations: Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases presents legal investigators with a step-by-step process that reveals how to methodically find and report evidence in every aspect of the investigative process. Similar to the scientific principle of using research to prove or disprove a theory, the author’s Investigative Protocol is designed to find the facts that prove or disprove criminal charges, civil allegations, or elements thereof. The book includes case studies that clearly detail how the process of the Investigative Protocol applies to every assignment of the case and to the case as a whole. Comprehensive and methodical, the system provides a map to the truth. Readers can discuss the book on the Yahoo Group Practical Methods for Legal Investigations. On March 25, 2012, Dean and Karen Beers were featured guests on Crime Time with Vito Colucci on the BusinessTalkRadio Network. Dean Beers discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube Channel.



Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System

Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System Author J. Scott Harr
ISBN-10 9781133715573
Release 2011-06-20
Pages 528
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Unrivaled in its simplicity and skill-building pedagogy, market-leading CONSTITIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 5e thoroughly explains the complexities of the U.S. Constitution and the criminal justice system. Extremely student friendly, the text avoids legalese and is packed with real-world illustrations. Its unique--and effective--pedagogical framework for concept mastery helps readers develop a solid understanding of key issues and concepts, while more than 200 plainly written, summarized cases introduce readers to pertinent cases in a non-intimidating manner. The text devotes considerable time to the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, exploring their application to issues relevant to criminal justice: reasonable search and seizure, double jeopardy, and testifying against oneself. In addition, the Fifth Editions cutting-edge coverage includes such high-profile topics as immigration, terrorism/homeland security, death row, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Reaching the Bar

Reaching the Bar Author Robin Sax
ISBN-10 9781607145462
Release 2009-03-10
Pages 240
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Women account for 30% of the 1.14 million attorneys currently practicing in the U.S., and in 2007, 48% of all juris doctor degrees were awarded to women. Despite the growing appearance of women at the bar, the law is still a profession dominated by older white men. While some of the challenges an aspiring lawyer faces are the same regardless of gender, other issues are particular hurdles for woman attorneys. Reaching the Bar provides the perspectives of women lawyers to their peers and to women just getting started in their legal careers. From their first torts class to their final case studies, women at law have to make choices about what specialty degrees to pursue, whether or when to have children, and how they are going to respond to sexism in the workplace and the courtroom. These books provide a forum for women at all levels to describe and examine those choices Reaching the Bar features stories from each stage of a lawyer’s career – beginning with the law school students and clerks, through the corporate stages from junior associate to senior partner, then on to late-stage careers like judges or professors. Reaching the Bar blends inspirational, funny and dramatic stories, with the constant theme of seasoned women looking back at their experiences and sharing what they’ve learned.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Forensics

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Forensics Author Alan Axelrod
ISBN-10 159257677X
Release 2007
Pages 345
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An updated look at the latest criminal investigative techniques and tools used by law enforcement to solve crimes describes such elements as criminal profiling, lie detector technology, DNA analyses, forensic pathology, anthropology, psychology, and more, as well as their applications in real-life cases. Original. 10,000 first printing.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Choosing a College Major

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Choosing a College Major Author Randall S. Hansen, PhD
ISBN-10 9781440626395
Release 2007-10-02
Pages 400
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How to figure out what you want out of college - and life. Choosing a college major is the biggest decision of one's college experience, and there are many factors to consider. Here, you will discover which majors will give the best chances of finding employment, which majors are most likely to lead to the highest-paying jobs, what major best suits each personality, and what skills and background you need to realize your goals.



Law For Dummies

Law For Dummies Author John Ventura
ISBN-10 9781118054086
Release 2011-03-04
Pages 384
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Get answers to your legal questions — in plain English! Find out how to protect your family, your money, your job, and your rights If you're like most people, you probably don't know much about your legal rights and responsibilities — until you run smack-dab into a messy legal problem. Now revised and updated, this friendly guide helps you get a handle on a wide range of everyday legal issues, decipher legal mumbo-jumbo — and come out on top. Discover how to: Protect your child support rights Arm yourself against identity theft Clean up your credit and improve your credit score Hire the right attorney for your needs Draw up wills and living wills



Raw Law

Raw Law Author Muhammad Ibn Bashir
ISBN-10 1451617127
Release 2011-02-15
Pages 224
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The first book of legal advice for the hip hop generation, Covering areas ranging from how to secure the best public defender to what to do when driving DWB, this is a step-by-step guide to the criminal system for those who need it most written by a criminal defense attorney who knows this world from the inside out. A counterpoint to the Law and Order justice the public sees and believes in. This is the real criminal justice system, as told from someone inside, someone fights it ever day. This is not a manual for how to get off, how to be a better criminal. It is proof that the system will eat you up and spit you out if you dare to become involved or think you can beat it. Raw Law authoritatively addresses the legal issues faced by the hip hop generation, and offers a simple guide on how to avoid certain situations and how to learn and respond to others. Here readers will learn the truths and untruths of the justice system and how they can protect themselves from the worst of it. But most of all, they will learn how to follow the first rule of the criminal justice system: AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS.