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Criminal Justice

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An internationally recognized scholar and author, James A. Inciardi presents a solid overview of the structure, processes, and problems of the criminal justice system in the United States. Inciardi brings his significant field and research experience to bear on the revision of this successful textbook; his research background, his privileged access to national data, and hi ...more
Hardcover, 643 pages
Published January 16th 2009 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published January 1993)
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I read this as a required text for a class.

Overall, I'd say it was OK, but certainly not worth anything near its cover price. If they had left out the full-color graphic design, irrelevant sidebars, etc. that may have helped.

The text itself often presented different American arguments and perspectives on issues, but only rarely different global perspectives. Comparisons between American and global statistics were exceptionally rare and I sorely missed them, because that would have been a valuabl
Katy Carnell
freaking loved this book. one of the best textbooks ever
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