2014 • $38.00 • 320 pp • paperTeacher's Manual available
Pennsylvania’s Criminal Justice System provides a comprehensive overview of the crime trends, criminal law, and the criminal and juvenile justice processes within the Commonwealth. The text describes the structure and role of the state's federal, state, and local level police, courts, and corrections agencies. Also addressed in the book are crime victim services within Pennsylvania, as well as the important rights afforded to victims through the Crime Victim's Act and other legislation. This text affords the undergraduate student reader a deep understanding of the structure and processes of Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system — far beyond that which can be provided by a generic, non-state-specific text. The book is also an excellent resource for law students who anticipate practicing within the Commonwealth.
PowerPoint slides are available to professors upon adoption of this book. Download sample slides from the full 175-slide presentation here. If you have adopted the book for a course, contact bhall (at) cap-press (dot) com to request the PowerPoint 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.
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.