Criminal Justice in America by George F.(George F. Cole) Cole, Christopher E. Smith

By George F.(George F. Cole) Cole, Christopher E. Smith

Cole and Smith's felony JUSTICE IN the USA, 6th variation, helps you to event the real-world pleasure of this dynamic box whereas assisting you excel on your path with the aid of confirmed, built-in research instruments. during this enticing, reader-friendly textual content, you are going to know about new profession possibilities in legal justice and browse real tales of offenders and their studies in the approach. you will additionally know about the the most important function that public coverage performs within the felony justice procedure and discover the recent matters which are altering the face of felony justice this day and shaping its destiny.

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Examples of criminal activities that must be investigated include food stamp fraud, animal fighting (dogfighting, for example), employee threats, food safety violations, preventable animal and plant disease incidents that threaten human health, and fraud related to farmers and government subsidy payments. Investigations involve obtaining physical evidence and documentary evidence, interviewing witnesses and subjects, examining files and records, and performing undercover and surveillance work. S.

AP Images/Jeff Robertson Thousands of St. Louis residents participated in a unity march against crime in June 2008. Their theme of a “call to oneness” was intended to make people think about social problems and crime in their communities. How can the interest and energy generated by such public events be translated into concrete actions to prevent crime? 6 PART I Crime and the Criminal Justice System ■ Controlling Crime The criminal justice system is designed to control crime by arresting, prosecuting, convicting, and punishing those who disobey the law.

Investigation. The process begins when the police believe that a crime has been committed. At this point an investigation is begun. The police normally depend on a member of the community to report the offense. Except for traffic and public order offenses, it is unusual for the police to observe illegal behavior themselves. Most crimes have already been committed and offenders have left the scene before the police arrive, placing the police at a disadvantage in quickly finding and arresting the offenders.

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