Minnesota's Criminal Justice System covers a wide range of criminal justice topics, including, but not limited to, crime levels, law enforcement, corrections, the judiciary, juvenile justice, punishment, and other key subject matter—all within the geographic, cultural, historical, and political contexts of Minnesota.
“Bumgarner, Hilal, and Densley have put together an excellent Minnesota resource which makes an excellent contribution to the larger national effort.”
— Mary Clifford, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, St. Cloud State University
“I highly recommend reading this book by Jeff Bumgarner, Susan Hilal, and James Densley. The authors capture the essence of the Minnesota Justice System in a factual and straightforward manner.”
— Colleen Clarke, Ed.D., Professor of Law Enforcement, Department of Government, Minnesota State University, Mankato
PowerPoint slides are available to professors upon adoption of this book. Download sample slides from the full 272-slide presentation here. If you have adopted the book for a course, contact bhall (at) cap-press (dot) com to request the PowerPoint slides.
About the State-Specific Criminal Justice Series:
One drawback with many current books is that they pertain to the really non-existent “American” criminal justice system and ignore the local landscape. Each state has deliberately designed its own legislature, executive branch, law enforcement system, court and appellate review system, state supreme court, correctional system, and juvenile justice apparatus. Since many criminal justice students embark upon careers in their home states, they are better served by being exposed to their own state criminal justice system.
Texts in this series are designed to be primary texts or as supplements to more general introduction to criminal justice texts.
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.