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Exploring Criminal Justice, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
The Essentials

Author(s): Robert M. Regoli, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado Boulder
John D. Hewitt, PhD, Professor, Grand Valley State University
Anna E. Kosloski, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • ISBN-13: 9781284112979
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     314 pages      © 2018
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Now in a modernized Third Edition, the best-selling Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials continues to engage students in an exploration of the American criminal justice system. This classic text covers the foundational concepts of criminal law and the justice system, including the people and processes that make up the system and how they interact. It features updated statistics and data, contemporary court cases and case studies, and updated references for all topics. With Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials students will understand the relationship between law enforcement, corrections, law, policy making and administration, the juvenile justice system, and the courts. This well-organized and comprehensive text is the clear choice for introductory criminal justice courses.

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  • NEW -  Includes new sections on the use of racial profiling, mental health and offending, as well as new discussions on restoration and status offenses
  • EXPANDED – Contains expanded material on the role the media plays in conjunction with the criminal justice system and additional case studies of crimes committed by juveniles
  • STUDENT FAVORITECareers in Criminal Justice boxes help students understand what opportunities are available to them in the criminal justice system
  • FEATURED Headline Crime boxes highlight recent high-profile cases and current events, and Around the Globe boxes discuss law and law enforcement around the world

Applicable Courses

This updated Third Edition continues to provide undergraduate students in  introductory criminal justice courses with the foundational knowledge they will need to succeed in their studies of criminal justice and criminology. Courses may be titled: Introduction to Criminal Justice; The Criminal Justice System; Crime and Justice; Administration of Justice, and Criminal Justice in America.

Part  I  Crime and Criminal Justice
Chapter  1  The American Criminal Justice System
Chapter  2  Measuring Crime and Crime Theory
Chapter  3  Criminal Law: The Foundation of Criminal Justice
Part  II  The Police
Chapter  4  Police History and Organization
Chapter  5  Police and the Law
Chapter  6  Critical Issues in Policing
Part  III  Courts
Chapter  7  The Criminal Courts: Structure and Process
Chapter  8  The Trial
Chapter  9  Sentencing
Part  IV  Corrections
Chapter  10  Corrections History and Structure
Chapter  11  Prisons
Chapter  12  Corrections in the Community
Part  V  Special Issues
Chapter  13  The Juvenile Justice System
Chapter  14  Terrorism and Cybercrime

Robert M. Regoli, PhD-Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado Boulder

Robert M. Regoli is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Colorado. In 1975, he received his PhD in sociology from Washington State University. Professor Regoli has found himself in an assortment of roles in the criminal justice system. In addition to having published more than 100 scholarly papers and authoring more than 10 books on topics ranging from police cynicism and causes of delinquency to unreported rule infractions in prisons, he also has been a crime victim, misdemeanor offender, criminal complainant and witness,  jury member, and legal consultant. Dr. Regoli is also a past-president and fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, former executive editor of The Social Science Journal, recipient of two William J. Fulbright senior specialist awards, and member of Phi Beta Kappa. Today, Dr. Regoli’s research is focused on the social organization of the fast-growing sport of pickleball, with an eye toward understanding the evolution of the game’s norms, roles, hierarchies, and mechanisms of social control that affect its play.

John D. Hewitt, PhD-Professor, Grand Valley State University

John D. Hewitt recently retired as professor of criminal justice at Grand Valley State University. He was born in Carmel, California, grew up in Indiana, and then completed his undergraduate work at Western Washington State College and his PhD at Washington State University. He has taught for more 30 years at small and large state colleges and universities, as well as in small liberal arts colleges in the Midwest and West. During his career, Dr. Hewitt was a member of the Board of Directors of the Delaware County Youth Services Bureau, president of the Board of Directors at Bethel Place for Boys, and testified as an expert witness in Arizona on the identification of youth gangs in schools. He has written extensively about issues of crime, criminal justice, and delinquency, including co-authoring Exploring Criminal Justice (with Robert Regoli, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2008); Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials (with Robert Regoli, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2017); and The Impact of Sentencing Reform, as well as numerous articles on issues ranging from the oppression of children and adolescent risk taking, to youth gangs and violence and juvenile justice policy in The People’s Republic of China.

Anna E. Kosloski-University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Anna E. Kosloski is an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). She received her PhD from Iowa State University in 2012. She has published scholarly articles on gender and crime, juvenile offending, institutional misconduct, and student learning. Her recent research explores the crime of human trafficking in the United States. She is a member of the American Society of Criminology and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. She has been recognized for her commitment to students and awarded the campus-wide Outstanding Teacher award at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

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