This book looks at the many facets of the Texas Criminal Justice System: law enforcement, criminal law, courts (including specialty courts), corrections, and juvenile justice, as well as issues dealing with border security, death penalty, and crime victims.
The chapter format begins with a presentation of the chapter outline (headings and subheadings) and "Learning Objectives," a series of objectives that students should be able to master upon completion of reading the chapter. Each chapter also includes a list of key terms, review questions, selected Internet sites, and references.
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.