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Description - Leading United States Supreme Court Cases in Criminal Justice by Dean J. Champion

For courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice, Courts and Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law and Law and Society. This collection is the most comprehensive and current work available-giving readers immediate access to both key terms and leading United States Supreme Court cases in a single one-stop resource. Featuring over 1,300 U.S. Supreme court decisions, it is indexed by topic and provides case details, court holdings, and information on the case's relevance to the criminal justice system. More than just a casebook, it defines over 7,500 key terms and includes a list of acronyms for criminal justice organizations and agencies. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it pulls together key concepts from diverse areas such as criminology, criminal justice, corrections, probation/parole, juvenile justice and policing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780135131824
ISBN-10: 0135131820
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 203mm x 31mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: Prentice Hall
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dean J. Champion

Dean John Champion is Professor of Criminal Justice, Texas A & M International University; Laredo, Texas. Dr. Champion has taught at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, California State University-Long Beach, and Minot State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and B.S. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University. He also completed several years of law school at the Nashville School of Law. Dr. Champion has written over 35 texts and/or edited works and maintains memberships in eleven professional organizations. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Sociological Association. He is a former editor of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences/Anderson Publishing Company Series on Issues in Crime and Justice and the Journal of Crime and Justice. He is a contributing author for the Encarta Encyclopedia 2000 for Microsoft. He has been a Visiting Scholar for the National Center for Juvenile Justice and is a former president of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. He has also designed and/or offered numerous online courses for the University of Phoenix, Excelsior University, and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Among his published books for Prentice-Hall include Administration of Criminal Justice: Structure, Function, and Process (2003); Basic Statistics for Social Research (1970, 1981); Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology 3/e (1993, 2000, 2006); The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law 4/e (1992, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 forthcoming); Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective 4/e (1990, 1998, 2001, 2005); Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections 5/e (1990, 1996, 1999, 2005); Policing in the Community (w/George Rush) (1996); and The Administration of Justice Systems (2001). Dr. Champion's specialty interests include juvenile justice, criminal justice administration, corrections, and statistics/methods.

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