New York's Criminal Justice System

Edited by: Robert Costello

Tags: Introduction to Criminal Justice, State-Specific Criminal Justice Series

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460 pp  $55.00

ISBN 978-1-5310-0878-9
eISBN 978-1-5310-0879-6

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New York's Criminal Justice System provides a comprehensive, holistic picture of the criminal justice system of New York State. Readers will explore each component of the system independently and learn how it relates to the interconnected whole. Because of New York's national standing as a bellwether for law enforcement and criminal justice, and the state's unique demographic and density make-up, an understanding of the criminal justice system of New York will help readers to better grasp the role of criminal justice nationwide.

The book is broken into thirteen chapters, with each chapter exploring a specific area of the New York criminal justice system. Each chapter includes a list of learning objectives and key terms to help readers better understand the topics covered, as well as a discussion of the current operation of the state's justice system.

A set of 192 PowerPoint slides is available upon adoption of this book. Click here to view a sample presentation. If you are a professor using this book for a class, please contact Beth at to request your slides.

About the State-Specific Criminal Justice Series:

One drawback with many current books is that they pertain to the really non-existent “American” criminal justice system and ignore the local landscape. Each state has deliberately designed its own legislature, executive branch, law enforcement system, court and appellate review system, state supreme court, correctional system, and juvenile justice apparatus. Since many criminal justice students embark upon careers in their home states, they are better served by being exposed to their own state criminal justice system.

Texts in this series are designed to be primary texts or as supplements to more general introduction to criminal justice texts.

Comp Copy If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.