Crime and Criminal Justice
Concepts and Controversies
- Stacy L. Mallicoat - California State University, Fullerton, USA
Criminal Justice | Criminology (General) | Sociology (General)
“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, Mallicoat’s Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, provides 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 students think critically about timely topics. With contemporary examples that students can easily apply and a broad range of effective learning tools, this practical text helps students go beyond the surface toward a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system.
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“A well-written, concise overview of the main components of the CJS – not a lot of filler, does a great job of getting the basic elements like history and terminology across without being dry, focusing instead on issues.”
“An excellent text for both instructor and students. Very contemporary and useful in today’s CJ world. I would adopt over my current book for sure.”
“The book is exceptional and affordable for my students. And it had an entire chapter devoted to the nature of crime and criminality.”
“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.”
“I would describe this textbook as being capable to deliver the basic information regarding the functions, procedures, and systems related to the criminal justice system. Additionally, this book is contemporary and relatable to students, and also easy for them to read and comprehend.”
“Concise, informative, student friendly, and intelligent.”
“…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”
A very thoughtful treatment of two autonomous but interrelated topics in criminology studies
Found it met the needs for the course. Basic enough for an introduction course but allows for in depth lecture. Great online resources to assist with organizing the course as well!
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2: Concepts of Law and Justice
Chapter 1: Crime and Criminal Justice