Criminology for Dummies
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Criminology for Dummies

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Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime

Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detective work? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime, giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses of the criminal mind and how law enforcement officials investigate crime. You'll gain real-world knowledge of the reasons for and con...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 4th 2011 by For Dummies (first published 2009)
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Jeremy


This educational book really helps me understand all aspects of the criminal justice system. Having so much information, I can't talk about each specific point, but the entire book as a whole. I am interested in pursuing a career in the field of law enforcement and wanted to start obtaining knowledge on the topic. I also wanted to see if it is the right job for me, which I found from this book to be true. This has really influenced me to study criminal justice in college. It has information, wh...more
Jennifer
A solid book that explores the pragmatics, psychology and philosophy of the criminal justice system. Clear and mostly free of obvious bias--reading it makes clear the huge number of controversial points on the topic that are used to make political hay, so there's sometimes a sense of dodging or being even-handed at the expense of enthusiasm.
Ken Rueben
Great overview of the criminal justice system,,,and how it ACTUALLY works. This would be a perfect book for someone considering the criminal justice field as a career. I would highly recommend this book for community colleges as an intro textbook for LE majors and emergency management professionals!!!!
Lauren
It took me a while to get through but it was really interesting, and I learned a lot I didn't know before. I really like the for dummies series of books because they are easy to read, informative, and entertaining.
Adam Bricker
I thought the dollar and cents part toward the middle of the book was on the dry side, but for the most part I thought the book was a great intro. to the criminal justice system.
Loretta Matson
Not exactly deep. But if you just need an expanded definition of the subject, here ya go.
Rachel Bayles
Comprehensive and entertaining. A little bit about a lot of topics.
Robert Kiehn
Great book on Criminal Justice!
Karl
Extremely educational!
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Steven Briggs has spent most of his legal career as a criminal prosecutor, working at the local, state, and federal levels. He has handled cases from petty theft to organized crime and capital murder. Several of his cases have been broadcast on national TV and have become the subjects of true crime books. Mr. Briggs also oversaw his state’s criminal division, where he managed the organized crime,...more
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