“The text is logically organized and easy to read and understand. Students will find the text intriguing as they move through the coverage of the controversies from the text.”
—Michelle L. Foster, Kent State University
Updated with new content and current controversies that facilitate critical thinking, debate, and application of the concepts, Stacy L. Mallicoat’s Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, provides you with accessible and concise coverage of all relevant aspects of the criminal justice system, as well as unique chapters on victims and criminal justice policy. Using an innovative format designed to increase student engagement and critical thinking, each chapter is followed by two Current Controversy debates that dive into a critical issue in criminal justice. These features challenge misconceptions by providing a balanced debate of both the pros and the cons of each issue and are followed by probing questions to help you think critically about timely topics. With contemporary examples that you can easily apply and a broad range of effective learning tools, this practical text helps you go beyond the surface toward a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system.
New to the Second Edition:
- Nearly 50% of the Current Controversy essays have been updated to expand your engagement and critical thinking skills by exploring the pros and cons of key issues in criminal justice, such as Is the Media a Credible Source on Crime?, Should the United States Increase Its Laws About Gun Control?, and Are Colleges and Universities the Best Place to Respond to Campus Sexual Assault?
- New Spotlight boxes provide additional examples to engage you and inform you about important topics, such as Sexual Harassment in Hollywood, Mandatory Arrest Policies, Lynching and Mass Incarceration, Michelle Carter, and The Boston Marathon Bombings. Some boxes include critical thinking questions that will help you apply the material and make important connections.
- New content enables you to explore crucial topics in today’s field, such as feminist criminology, the juvenile justice process, transnational crime, and the policies of the Trump administration.
- Updated statistics, graphs, and tables demonstrate to you the most recent data and trends in criminal justice.
“…the book presents the most important information the Intro to CJ students need without overwhelming students with details. Chapters are a reasonable length and easy to read. And it is a reasonable price”