Arkansas's Criminal Justice System

by Edward Powers, Janet K. Wilson

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

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196 pp  $26.00

ISBN 978-1-61163-564-5
eISBN 978-1-5310-0076-9

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Arkansas's Criminal Justice System provides a comprehensive overview of crime and criminal justice in Arkansas. The authors are academics who draw upon years of experience living, working, and teaching in Arkansas to construct a text that explores the nature of crime in the state and explains in detail how responses to crime are organized through a diverse array of public and private agencies.

The book includes chapters on Arkansas crime patterns, law enforcement, courts, corrections, juvenile justice, and crime victim resources. Each chapter is specific to Arkansas and sensitive to the distinct demographic, historical, and cultural contexts that shape criminal justice practices across the state. Arkansas's Criminal Justice System is designed to be an informative resource for anyone attempting to understand crime and criminal justice issues in the state.

The state-focused scope of this book helps complement generic criminal justice texts by supplying details of immediate relevance to those pursuing careers in law enforcement, corrections, or other criminal justice occupations in Arkansas. As part of a larger fifty-state series, this book might also be of interest to anyone engaged in multi-state comparative studies of criminal justice organization and strategies.

PowerPoint slides are available upon adoption. Sample slides from the full 87-slide presentation are available to view 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.

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