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Introduction to Criminal Justice: Systems, Diversity, and Change offers a brief, accessible approach to Criminal Justice with comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of all aspects of the criminal justice system in 14 succinct chapters. Using running cases that appear in each chapter, the book offers students real-life examples of the pathways and outcomes of criminal behavior. Designed to enhance learning and critical thinking skills, each case study provides concrete examples of events, concepts, and terms. Additionally, the emphasis on technology and the criminal justice system demonstrates the evolution and rapid societal changes that create complex questions for policy and ethical decision making. Offered both in print and Interactive eBook editions, this text provides flexibility for different modes of instruction and appeals to students of all learning styles.


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