Crime and Justice in America by Joycelyn M. Pollock
An Introduction to Criminal Justice

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Crime and Justice in America offers a concise, affordable, and reader friendly full-color introduction to the criminal justice system. It explores the system in four sections: the criminal justice system as social control, law enforcement as social control, the law as social control, and corrections as social control. Widely respected author Joycelyn Pollock integrates issues that women and minority populations face in the criminal justice system throughout the text, as opposed to other texts that treat these issues separately. Each chapter includes a What You Need to Know summary and key terms section, review questions, Breaking News items, Web links, and exercises that help students apply the material to different jurisdictions.

About Joycelyn M. Pollock

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Dr. Joycelyn Pollock has been a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Texas State University-San Marcos (formerly Southwest Texas State University) since 1993. She previously served as a probation and parole officer in the state of Washington and a program review specialist for the New York Department of Correctional Services. She taught law and criminology at the University of Turku, Finland, as a Fulbright fellow and conducted training in the areas of criminology, sexual harassment and ethics. Dr. Pollock's many published works include PRISON: TODAY AND TOMORROW; WOMEN, LAW, AND SOCIAL CONTROL; PRISONS AND PRISON LIFE: COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES; and MORALITY STORIES. She received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from the University of Houston.
Published May 23, 2011 by Routledge. 456 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Crime, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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