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“Contemporary relevancy and good case studies, easy to understand and logically organized, appeals to student interests and modern social issues”
“Offer in-depth coverage on many topics”
“Stories that are sprinkled throughout to engage students and relate to them while providing them important information”
“Writing is clear and easy to understand.”
“Excellent pedagogical features that students will find interesting”
“The text is written in an incredibly clear and accessible manner. [The authors have] a gift for making complex ideas and issues understandable… The supporting pedagogical materials are of excellent quality, the focus on ethics and ‘real’ life positions are also huge factors that I would consider when using this book.”
"This textbook bridges empirically based facts born from research with current news and events on issues of crime and justice to make for an accessible, informative resource for students of all levels."
"I was very pleased with the content. There are a multitude of issues that impact corrections, perhpas moreso than the other branches of the criminal justice system. I was quite impressive with the extent of the coverage provided here. Issues were addressed in an appropriate manner for an introductory book."
"The language used in this text makes it possible for this course to be used by a range of students."
Introduction to Criminal Justice: A Balanced Approach is a comprehensive yet multi faceted text providing vital information on the key principles of Corrections. The text provides an excellent examination on the importance and impact of policy in the field of Corrections. Students will get thought provoking examinations of topics ranging from Inmates Rights, Re-entry, Recidivism, Mental Health Issues, and the Death Penalty.
Well organized and clearly written. Easy read for students. Love the supplemental materials, too.