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Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century (11th Edition) 11th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0135074091
ISBN-10: 0135074096
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The BEST-SELLING introduction to criminal justice text of all time, Criminal Justice Today 11/e , continues to lead the way as the standard of the most current and popular text in the market.  Now fully equipped with a new media option, Criminal Justice Interactive, your students have the opportunity to access the most engaging introduction to the criminal justice system ever created. Please note: this is the stand alone textbook ISBN and does not include an access code for MyCrimeKit. If you would like to purchase the access code package, please order ISBN 0131384643.

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 (Prentice Hall, 2008), Criminology Today (Prentice Hall, 2009), and Criminal Law Today (Prentice Hall, 2006).

 

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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Product Details

  • Series: an introduction text for the 21st century
  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 11 edition (January 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0135074096
  • ISBN-13: 978-0135074091
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.2 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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.



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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 31, 2011
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My advice: if you are planning to use this for a class, and you want to access the supplemental website materials, do NOT purchase from Amazon.com !!!! I purchased this for an Intro to Criminal Justice college course. Amazon is selling the book withOUT the access code, but advertise it as "MyCrimeKit.com series". When I first contacted customer service about the missing code, they insisted that the book was "defective" and they sent me a new book. guess what? the second book arrived and is also missing the access code. Amazon says they will give me a refund and now I have to purchase the book from the publisher. Aggravation!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mike C on August 22, 2010
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I have used this book as a reference in all of my criminal justice courses. That is how invaluable this book is. Schmalleger is on point with the topics and very informative for those new to criminal justice. One of my favorite resources. Index is easy to use and there is even the Bill of Rights. A must have if you are curious to know how the system works.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Luftig on October 4, 2010
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I bought this book as the E-book offered by my class was not to my liking . It is a bit dry, as most textbooks are but well written, packed with information, examples that are recent help clarify the text as well. It covers every step of criminal justice from history of and its beginnings and then a step by step through the arrest, court workings and positions, sentencing and prison, again showing the changes through the ages.
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This type of book is awesome. Filled with information about our criminal history, laws, rules, etc. This book is great for any college or high school students who is interested in criminal justice as there major. I would highly recommend it. I got an A in college due to this book, it helped me alot.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By redon on February 10, 2011
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It's pretty good. I'm not having to read as much in this book, because it just restate's lots of things I've already been taught in another class. Over good book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr.L. on November 20, 2013
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I purchased this text for consideration in one of my intro to criminal justice classes. If you are looking for the basics and the same old same old in a CJ text, you won't be disappointed. For years criminal justice education has been changing and unfortunately this author and others like him are resistant to that change. There needs to be a more creative way to teach criminal just at the intro level than by pumping students full of facts when they cannot think for themselves. Many of us are looking for something that will enhance problem solving and original thinking. This old method of "I tell you, now tell me back" is not education. There needs to be something better than this!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mascandles on March 13, 2010
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had to have for class, very informative, words VERY small, had to use a magnifier to read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Smanadm on May 25, 2010
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I am currently taking Criminal Justice Courses at Utica College. This textbook was very informative. This is a great resource for anyone interested in learning about the law.
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