Describe the American experience with crime during the last half century.
What noteworthy criminal incidents/activites occurred during that time, and what social and economic conditions might have published them?
What is the theme of this book?
According to the theme, what are the differences between the individual-rights perspective and the public-order perspective.
How can evidence-based strategies help to meet the goals of both individual-rights and public order advocates?
What is justice?
What aspects of justice does this chapter discuss?
What are the main components of the criminal justice system?
How does the main components of the criminal justice system interrelate?
List the stages of case processing that characterize the American system of criminal justice.
What is meant by the term Due Process of Law?
Where in the American legal system are guarantees of due process found?
What is it meant by the term evidence-based practice?
What is the role of research in criminal justice?
How can research influence crime-control policy?
What is multiculturalism?
What impact do multiculturalism and diversity have on the practice of criminal justice in contemporary American society?