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Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century (12th Edition) Hardcover – March 4, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0132739818 ISBN-10: 013273981X Edition: 12th

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  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 12 edition (March 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013273981X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132739818
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.1 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University, having earned both a master’s (1970) and a doctorate in sociology (1974) from Ohio State University with a special emphasis in criminology. From 1976 to 1994, he taught criminology and criminal justice courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For the last 16 of those years, he chaired the university’s Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. The university named him Distinguished Professor in 1991.

 

Schmalleger is also the Director of the Justice Research Association, a private consulting firm and think tank focusing on issues of crime and justice. The Justice Research Association (JRA) serves the needs of the nation’s civil and criminal justice planners and administrators through workshops, conferences, and grant-writing and program-evaluation support. JRA also sponsors the Criminal Justice Distance Learning Consortium, which resides on the Web at http://www.cjdlc.org.

 

Schmalleger has taught in the online graduate program of the New School for Social Research, helping to build the world’s first electronic classrooms in support of distance learning through computer telecommunications. As an adjunct professor with Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Schmalleger helped develop the university’s graduate program in security administration and loss prevention. He taught courses in that curriculum for more than a decade. An avid Web user and Website builder, Schmalleger is also the creator of a number of award-winning World Wide Web sites, including one that supports this textbook (http://www.cjtoday.com).

 

Frank Schmalleger is the author of numerous articles and more than 30 books, including the widely used Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (Pearson, 2012), Criminology Today (Pearson, 2012), and Criminal Law Today (Pearson, 2010).

 

Schmalleger is also founding editor of the journal Criminal Justice Studies. He has served as editor for the Prentice Hall series Criminal Justice in the Twenty-First Century and as imprint adviser for Greenwood Publishing Group’s criminal justice reference series.

 

Schmalleger’s philosophy of both teaching and writing can be summed up in these words: “In order to communicate knowledge we must first catch, then hold, a person’s interest—be it student, colleague, or policymaker. Our writing, our speaking, and our teaching must be relevant to the problems facing people today, and they must in some way help solve those problems.” Visit the author’s website at http://www.schmalleger.com.


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The book was good and met my needs.
Meyetta Ellison
It is very clear and easy to understand, and each chapter seems to flow into the next.
Nicole
The book is a good intro for the major I'm going into.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RH on January 13, 2014
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The book arrived in ok condition, not damaged but I don't expect pristine condition when buying used. The problem is the seller 'overstockbook'. They sent me the instructor's edition instead of the student one, but I didn't think to double check the isbn number as there was nothing stating this on the book cover (the number on the back had a sticker from that seller over it anyway). There should have been a label on the front of the book but somehow there wasn't one there (it had been removed). So when I tried to start a trade in through amazon it was rejected because the isbn number did not match what I purchased. Since this was just past the return policy date I am unable to get it exchanged or anything. The seller never responded to me directly, even after sending them multiple messages explaining the issue. Amazon also wouldn't help is any way shape or form.
So buyer beware, double check the isbn number on your book, especially if you intend to resell it or trade it in.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thorn on August 24, 2013
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Well book just came in. I was first shocked when the cover was different. Was afraid to open in case I had to return it. But it was the correct book in the end. Worst part is it has no true cover or binding save for about a sixteenth of the book that has a very poor and sticky binding. I paid $90 for a damages / incomplete book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By student on February 9, 2013
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The book is a good intro for the major I'm going into. The book was in good condition and arrive on time. Overall I am happy with this purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nolan on October 3, 2013
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I got my book very fast but it is a new book and there is minor damage on the spine of the book at the top and it is a new book.
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By myersj045 on July 12, 2013
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this book was amazing for what i used it for. it gives a broad general overview of the entire criminal justice system. it has tons of pictures and charts. which helps with the learning of the material covered inside. i used this book in college for in introductory course to the Criminal Justice program and I could not think of a better book than this one for that type of course. whether you are taking that program or just want to understand the basics of the criminal justice system i would recommend this book to you
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As far as textbooks go, this one is odd. It's formatted in such a way that the pictures almost take precedent over the text. Don't get me wrong, some of the info graphics in this book are awesome, but what the crap is this one column that's about three words wide doing in a text book? Also, "Good" quality apparently means "Not completely written in and not ALL of the pages are noticeably warped"
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The condition of this book was amazing, this was a required text for a college course. Easy to read and follow.
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By Nicole on March 4, 2014
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I needed this text for a class I'm taking in college, but outside of class it is still a great book. It is very clear and easy to understand, and each chapter seems to flow into the next. It's helping me a lot in my studies, and I hope it'll help others, too!
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More About the Author

Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University, having earned both a master's (1970) and a doctorate in sociology (1974) from Ohio State University with a special emphasis in criminology.

From 1976 to 1994, he taught criminology and criminal justice courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For the last 16 of those years, he chaired the university's Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. The university named him Distinguished Professor in 1991.

Schmalleger has taught in the online graduate program of the New School for Social Research, helping to build the world's first electronic classrooms in support of distance learning through computer telecommunications. As an adjunct professor with Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Schmalleger helped develop the university's graduate program in security administration and loss prevention. He taught courses in that curriculum for more than a decade.

Frank Schmalleger is the author of numerous articles and more than 30 books, including the widely used Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (Prentice Hall, 2014), Criminology Today (Prentice Hall, 2013), and Criminal Law Today (Prentice Hall, 2014).

Schmalleger is also founding editor of the journal Criminal Justice Studies. He has served as editor for the Prentice Hall series Criminal Justice in the Twenty-First Century and as imprint adviser for Greenwood Publishing Group's criminal justice reference series.

Schmalleger's philosophy of both teaching and writing can be summed up in these words: "In order to communicate knowledge we must first catch, then hold, a person's interest--be it student, colleague, or policymaker. Our writing, our speaking, and our teaching must be relevant to the problems facing people today, and they must in some way help solve those problems." Visit the author's website at http://www.schmalleger.com, and follow his blog @schmalleger.