Crime and Justice offers a comprehensive introduction to the United States criminal justice system through fifteen historical and contemporary case studies. The third edition has been revised and streamlined throughout, featuring new material on race, the war on drugs, police violence, “stand your ground” laws and gun laws, and more.
Each chapter opens with an engaging case study followed by an explanatory chapter that teaches core concepts, key terms, and critical issues. The cases serve multiple learning objectives: illustrating concepts applied in real life; exploring sociological issues of race, class, gender, and power; and teaching students the law and processes of the justice system. Crime and Justice is excellent for any course that introduces students to the concepts of crime and justice.
This open-access Companion Website is designed to reinforce the concepts covered in Crime and Justice: Learning through Cases. Students can enhance their understanding of each chapter using the interactive Flashcards, review their understanding of the Learning Objectives, discuss the topics presented in the Study Questions, and find links to additional media in the Check it Out Resources.
Complimentary teaching materials accompany this text, including an Instructor’s Manual (including chapter outlines and sample class exercises) and Test Bank (including true/false, multiple-choice, and essay questions) are available. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these materials.