Part of the State-Specific Criminal Justice Series
“William Doerner complements more than thirty-five years of experience as a faculty member in one of the nation's premier criminal justice/criminology graduate programs with three decades of patrolling the streets of Tallahassee. The integration of his scholarly assessments with his observations as a practitioner provides Professor Doerner with a unique perspective on the history, traditions, successes, and failures of the Florida criminal justice system. The product is this excellent text, which is a 'must-read' for scholars, students, practitioners, and citizens who are interested in the structure and operations of their system of justice. — Ronald D. Hunter, Ph.D., Past President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association and Past President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
“Professor Doerner’s knowledge, extensive practical experience in the criminal justice system as a sworn law enforcement officer, and stellar academic career teaching and researching at a premier criminology and criminal justice program have resulted in an excellent text that will benefit students immensely. As Professor Doerner notes, most criminal justice books describe a generic criminal justice system, which all too often leaves students in the dark about the specific characteristics, structure, and challenges regarding the state criminal justice system in which they will work. Most of our students grew up in Florida, live here, were educated here, and will ultimately decide to pursue a career in Florida. Therefore, it is expedient for these students to learn about the unique nature and issues related to the Florida criminal justice system and crime in the state. This text will make a great contribution." — Matthew S. Crow, Associate Professor and Assistant Director of Justice Studies at the University of West Florida
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.