Foundations of Criminal Justice (Paperback)

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What is law? What is deviance? What is justice? How is justice achieved through law, punishment, and criminal justice agencies? Now in its third edition, Foundations of Criminal Justice uses a unique approach that provides students with the framework and the intellectual tools that they will need in order to critically analyze and evaluate the nature, sources, scope, purposes, and practical limitations of the criminal justice system. This is the only introductory survey text that moves beyond a description of the criminal justice system, helping students understand the role of criminal justice in their lives as criminal justice practitioners and as active citizens.

About the Author

Stephen S. Owen is Professor of Criminal Justice at Radford University. Henry F. Fradella is Professor and Associate Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. Tod W. Burke is a retired Professor of Criminal Justice at Radford University and a former police officer. Jerry W. Joplin is Professor Emeritus of Justice and Policy Studies at Guilford College and a former correctional counselor and administrator.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780190855628
ISBN-10: 0190855622
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 15th, 2019
Pages: 528
Language: English