Criminal Justice Basics and Concerns is a primer that instructors can use alongside our state-specific introductory criminal justice books. This companion text is intended to augment the state-specific books by providing a backdrop and overarching view of the field so that students can better appreciate the various issues that have arisen within their own state’s criminal justice system. The chapters are written by a select group of notable scholars, many of whom have actual hands-on experience working in the criminal justice field. Best of all, in a day and age where escalating textbook costs are a mounting concern, this primer is attractively priced to be a very affordable and economical alternative to the expensive textbooks that populate the existing market.
The following Teaching Materials are available:
PowerPoint slides are available upon adoption. Sample slides from the full 894-slide presentation are available to view here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.