Introduction to Criminal Justice (Bohm)

Grade Levels: 9-12
Introduces the fundamentals of crime and criminal law and progresses through the complexities of the criminal justice system, law enforcement, the administration of justice, and corrections.

About the Program

Introduction to Criminal Justice is the ideal text for students interested in learning the complexities of the criminal justice system. With nearly 100 years of combined experience in teaching and working in the field, the authors of this comprehensive program empower students to think critically about the U.S. criminal justice system. Opening with the fundamentals of criminal justice, this book focuses on crime and criminal law, before progressing through detailed analysis of the major components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, the administration of justice, and corrections.
This edition also includes:
• New and updated data throughout the entire book and new feature crime stories in every chapter.
• Continuing coverage of criminal justice’s role in the fight against terrorism.
• Discussions of current events, such as recent cases involving police use of deadly force, the unexpected decline in the prison population, and the emergence of the “smart justice” movement.
• Connect®, featuring auto-gradable and interactive assessment material tied to learning outcomes as well as the LearnSmart® adaptive learning system.


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PART ONE: THE FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • CHAPTER 1 Crime and Justice in the United States
  • CHAPTER 2 Crime and Its Consequences
  • CHAPTER 3 Explaining Crime
  • CHAPTER 4 The Rule of Law

PART TWO: LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • CHAPTER 5 History and Structure of American Law Enforcement
  • CHAPTER 6 Policing: Roles, Styles, and Functions
  • CHAPTER 7 Policing America: Issues and Ethics

PART THREE: THE COURTS

  • CHAPTER 8 The Administration of Justice
  • CHAPTER 9 Sentencing, Appeals, and the Death Penalty

PART FOUR: CORRECTIONS

  • CHAPTER 10 Institutional Corrections
  • CHAPTER 11 Prison Life, Inmate Rights, Release, and Recidivism
  • CHAPTER 12 Community Corrections

PART FIVE: ADDITIONAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • CHAPTER 13 Juvenile Justice
  • CHAPTER 14 The Future of Criminal Justice in the United States

Robert M. Bohm is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. He also has been a faculty member in the Departments of Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1989–1995) and at Jacksonville State University in Alabama (1979–1989). In 1973 and 1974, he worked for the Jackson County Department of Corrections in Kansas City, Missouri, first as a corrections officer and later as an instructor/counselor in the Model Inmate Employment Program, a Law Enforcement Assistance Administration sponsored–work-release project. He received his PhD in criminology from Florida State University in 1980. He has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and books in the areas of criminal justice and criminology. In addition to being the co-author of Introduction to Criminal Justice, 9th ed. (McGraw-Hill), he is the author of A Concise Introduction to Criminal Justice (McGraw-Hill, 2008); Deathquest: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Capital Punishment in the United States, 5th ed.; Ultimate Sanction: Understanding the Death Penalty Through Its Many Voices and Many Sides; The Past as Prologue: The Supreme Court’s Pre-Modern Death Penalty Jurisprudence and Its Influence on the Supreme Court’s Modern Death Penalty Decisions; Capital Punishment’s Collateral Damage; and A Primer on Crime and Delinquency Theory, 4th ed. (with Brenda L. Vogel). He is also editor of The Death Penalty in America: Current Research and The Death Penalty Today and co-editor (with James R. Acker and Charles S. Lanier) of America’s Experiment with Capital Punishment: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of the Ultimate Sanction, 3rd ed., Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice, 2nd ed. (with Jeffery T. Walker), and the Routledge Handbook of Capital Punishment (with Gavin M. Lee). Bohm served as president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 1992–1993. In 1989, the Southern Criminal Justice Association selected him Outstanding Educator of the Year. In 1999, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; in 2001, he was presented with the Academy’s Founder’s Award; and, in 2008, he received the Academy’s Bruce Smith Sr. Award.


Keith N. Haley is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice in the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences at Tiffin University. He also has been Chair of Criminal Justice and Social Science Graduate Programs, Dean of the School of Criminal Justice, Chair of the Criminal Justice Department, Dean and Associate Vice President of the School of Off- Campus Learning, Associate Vice President for Special Projects, and has acted as the primary contact for the Tiffin University MBA program in Bucharest, Romania. He also has served as Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Programs at Collin County Community College in Texas; Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Redlands Community College in Oklahoma; Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Cincinnati; Executive Director of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission; and police officer in Dayton, Ohio. Haley received a bachelor of science degree in education from Wright State University and a master of science degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University. Haley is the author, co-author, and/or editor of 30 books (including revised editions), several book chapters, and many articles in criminal justice publications. He has served as a consultant to many public service, university, business, and industrial organizations on management, online learning, criminal justice research, and memory skills. The American Association of University Administrators presented the 2001 Nikolai N. Khaladjan International Award for Innovation in Higher Education to Haley for his leadership in the Tiffin University/University of Bucharest “Partnership for Justice” project, which established a graduate school of criminal justice administration at the University of Bucharest. Bohm and Haley’s Introduction to Criminal Justice was translated into the Romanian language under the title of Justitia Penala and has been used in the University of Bucharest graduate program for criminal justice leaders.