North Carolina's Criminal Justice System

Second Edition

by Paul E. Knepper, Mark Jones

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

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Teacher's Manual forthcoming

240 pp  $27.00

ISBN 978-1-59460-725-7
eISBN 978-1-5310-0066-0

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This title is out of print in hardcopy but is available as an ebook.

Part of the State-Specific Criminal Justice Series

North Carolina's Criminal Justice System provides historical and current information about law enforcement, courts, corrections and the juvenile justice system in the state. North Carolina's crime and criminal justice issues are compared with those of other states, giving the North Carolina criminal justice student special preparation for working in the field of criminal justice in the state. North Carolina's Criminal Justice System is a valuable resource for community college and university faculty.

"This is a unique and valuable book. The authors provide a comprehensive, yet engaging, presentation of historical and contemporary criminal justice issues in North Carolina. The presentation of the key components of law making and law enforcement (police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) in the state integrates descriptive information with the key themes of our discipline: race, gender, and class. This text is a major contribution to the development of criminal justice programs at institutions of higher education in North Carolina." — Miriam A. DeLone, Fayetteville State University Chair, Department of Criminal Justice

"This is a phenomenal book and a must have for all professionals and students interested in the North Carolina justice system. From the professional profiles to the in-depth informative case briefs, readers are immersed in the state's rich criminal justice history. This book truly encourages learning by grabbing the reader's attention and holding it from beginning to end." — Aaron A. Cox, Sr., Fayetteville Technical Community College Chair, Department of Criminal Justice

"What an excellent comprehensive history of criminal justice in North Carolina. The use of professional profiles, celebrated cases, and the old fashioned photos makes the text more personable, which relates it more closely to student interests." — Duane Everhart, Wayne Community College Coordinator, Criminal Justice Program

The Teacher's Manual will be available electronically on a CD or via email. Please contact Beth Hall at to request a copy.

PowerPoint slides available upon adoption. To view sample slides from the full 55-slide presentation, click here. Email for more information.

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.