Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition provides a comprehensive examination of current developments and controversies confronting the American criminal justice system. An overview of contemporary criminal justice trends provides the context for interpreting the critical issues raised throughout this engaging volume. Editor Albert R. Roberts and a prominent group of scholars and criminal justice professionals examine both the successes and failures of modern law enforcement, juvenile justice, the courts, and correctional systems.
Developed for courses on Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, Special Issues in Criminal Justice, and Contemporary Topics in Criminal Justice, Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition is also an excellent supplementary text for introductory Criminal Justice and related courses.
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D.S.W. from U. of Maryland. Chairman of Administration of Justice Department. Author or co-author of ten books, many in second or third editions, among them: Moraskin/Roberts: Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century 2ND (PH, 1998, 444 pp. $55.00), Roberts: Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research 2/e (O.U.P., 2000), Roberts ed. Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Services 2/e (Wadsworth, 1998, 300 pp. $45.95) He has also published two other books with Sage:
"Critical Issues in Crime and Justice is one of the most timely and informative textbooks I’ve seen. It provides an excellent overview of the most current challenges facing the criminal justice system today. I highly recommend it."(Joseph Caruso)
"This is the most significant criminal justice book of original works published in the current decade. It provides valuable information on policies, practices, and model programs in order to reduce the skyrocketing number of violent offenders and victims. It is the only book that includes the latest information on how to effectively intervene and remedy the violent crime problem."(Eric W. Hickey)
"Critical Issues in Crime and Justice is a fascinating blueprint for the criminal justice system of the future, an invaluable reference tool for progressive police executives, and an excellent teaching platform for all levels of criminal justice education."(Thomas W. Finn, Deputy Police Chief, MPA, Director of Public Safety)
"Dr. Roberts has compiled an invaluable resource that can be used in a multitude of courses in undergraduate and graduate programs. The essays address significant, critical and timely issues in criminal justice, and as such, the book is a must-read for criminal justice practitioners, students, and anyone with an interest in criminal justice."(Dr. Laura J. Moriarty)
"Dr. Albert R. Roberts is one of America’s leading authorities on criminology and criminal justice, and the Second Edition of his Critical Issues in Crime and Justice is most welcome. The Second Edition provides extremely important and timely information on a host of issues that are relevant to students in criminal justice, social work, criminology, political science, law, and related fields. This book is an excellent text and will be extremely popular with scholars, practitioners, and students."(John E.B. Myers)
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