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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
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 4th 2011 by For Dummies (first published 2009)
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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
Wanda Hargrove
Jan 07, 2017 Wanda Hargrove rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely an interesting read for those interested in crime and wondering how the system works.
Ken Rueben
Apr 21, 2013 Ken Rueben rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!!!!
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.
Dec 08, 2013 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 25, 2011 Adam Bricker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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really cool book! although is says dummies it has a lot more info than a regular book!
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Great book on Criminal Justice!
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Steven Briggs has been immersed in the world of crime for most of his career, daily interacting with the wide spectrum of characters who inhabit the courtrooms of America.

His latest work, BAD SNAP, will be released in October, 2015.

He lives and writes in the Seattle area.

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