The American Dictionary of Criminal Justice: Key Terms and Major Court Cases

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8.8 X 11.2 X 1.5 inches | 3.2 pounds

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About the Author
Dean John Champion is professor of criminal justice at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX. Dr. Champion has taught at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, California State University-Long Beach, and Minot State University. He has written more than 30 texts and edited works and maintains memberships in 11 professional organizations. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Sociological Association. He is former editor of the ACJS/Anderson series on Issues in Crime and Justice (1993-1996) and the Journal of Crime and Justice (1995-1998). He is a contributing author for the Encarta Encyclopedia 2000 for Microsoft. He was the visiting scholar for the National Center for Juvenile Justice in 1992 and is president of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.
This is a fine, current, reasonably priced resource, accomplishing what it sets out to do. Although it will be especially useful in academic libraries, public libraries needing a one-volume work on criminal justice will also find it valuable.
This is the finest one-volume dictionary for American criminal justice and relevant landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases. The material is so well written and presented that it is an essential purchase for public, college, and university libraries.
The new edition of this resource for students, practitioners, and others who need access to criminal justice information contains 125 new U.S. Supreme Court cases, as well as over 5000 terms, concepts, and names. Champion...uses an interdisciplinary approach, pulling together key terms and concepts from diverse areas and illustrating how the terms apply in particular contexts. Following the Terms Section, there is an alphabetized and indexed section in which the most recent and significant Supreme Court cases are summarized - highlight major facts, holdings, and rationales. An innovative feature of these listings is the full citation, including the first and last names of parties, organizations, or boards.