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    1. Under and Alone : The True Story
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    2. Criminal Justice Today : An Introductory
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    3. They Just Don't Get It : How Washington
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    4. Supervision of Police Personnel
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    5. Criminalistics: An Introduction
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    6. Crimes Against Logic
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    7. Criminology : Theories, Patterns,
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    8. One Ranger : A Memoir (Bridwell
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    9. Criminology Today : An Integrative
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    10. Drugs Across the Spectrum
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    14. Essentials of Criminal Justice
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    15. Extreme Killing: Understanding
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    17. Criminology: A Sociological Understanding
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    20. Criminal Law

    1. Under and Alone : The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most ViolentOutlaw Motorcycle Gang
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    Asin: 1400060842
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-05)
    Publisher: Random House
    Sales Rank: 194333
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    2. Criminal Justice Today : An Introductory Text for the 21st Century (8th Edition)
    by Frank Schmalleger
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    Asin: 0131844938
    Catlog: Book (2004-02-23)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 317512
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    THE bestselling four-color book/multimedia package in the field, this introduction to criminal justice provides a realistic description of the American criminal justice system and how it works—police, courts, and corrections. Using a three-pronged thematic approach, it provides an intricately woven picture of contemporary American criminal justice, assumes a forward-looking perspective that recognizes the importance of individual rights, social order, multiculturalism, and high-technology as they affect the day-to-day practice of criminal justice, and gives serious emphasis to terrorism as a crime. Incorporates the most authoritative, reliable, and current information, statistics, and court cases, and provides citations to online criminal justice mega-sources that are constantly updated. Features a variety of issues-oriented, career, and “the future” boxes throughout. An accompanying simulations CD features real-life scenarios based on actual U.S. Supreme Court cases that enable readers to put themselves in the role(s) of police officer, judge, probation officer, legislator, and corrections official.What Is Criminal Justice? The Crime Picture. The Search for Causes. Criminal Law. Policing: History and Structure. Police Management. Policing: Legal Aspects. The Courts. The Courtroom Work Group and the Criminal Trial. Sentencing. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections. Prisons and Jails. Prison Life. Juvenile Justice. Drugs and Crime. Multinational Criminal Justice. The Future of Criminal Justice.For those in law enforcement, the court system, corrections, juvenile delinquency, probation, parole, and private security. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT INTRODUCTION
    Relatively up to date (September 11 and law enforcement reactions, USA PATRIOT Act, etc.), and very informative, this textbook provides an excellent survey of the Criminal Justice System. The prose is streamlined, clear, and somewhat non-biased. Minor corrections may need to be made (e.g. the textbook states that the majority of female sexual assault victims do not know their attacker. . .), but these flaws are minor for a textbook of this scope. The book is extensively source documented, making it perfect for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of the Criminal Justice System. The CD-ROM and online tools are comprehensive, and give the reader/student a more intimate view of the author's vision.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Criminal Justice.
    This is the best book I have read on Criminal Justice. It is fun to read and easy to enjoy. I advise anybody that is interested on the field of criminal justice to begin with this book. ... Read more

    3. They Just Don't Get It : How Washington Is Still Compromising Your Safety--and What You Can Do About It
    by David Hunt
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    Asin: 140009741X
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-12)
    Publisher: Crown Forum
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    4. Supervision of Police Personnel (6th Edition)
    by Nathan F. Iannone, Marvin P. Iannone
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    Asin: 0136492290
    Catlog: Book (2000-05-18)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 12970
    Average Customer Review: 3.31 out of 5 stars
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    This book offers complete coverage for leadership training of supervisors in law enforcement and allied fields. The relationships involved in individual and group management methods and the practical techniques for carrying out the various responsibilities of the supervisor are explored. Everyday problems faced by the police supervisor in interpersonal, operational, and administrative relationships with subordinates are also covered in detail.Chapter topics include the supervisor's role, and function in organization, administration, and management; leadership, supervision, and command presence; interpersonal communications; principles of interviewing; psychological aspects of supervision; employee dissatisfaction, grievances, and complaints; discipline principles, policies, and practices; tactical development of field forces; and conference leading. For the training of managerial and supervisory personnel in police departments and law enforcement agencies. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Iannone ranks #1 on list of police stressors.
    Ugh! This book is awful. I also don't know anyone else who feels differently. It is required reading for Lt/Sgt. exams even though there are usually only a few questions related to the material. I think whoever writes the exams that way after requiring this book must be a sadist who hates cops. Or maybe is just concerned about insomnia from rotating shifts because this book can put you to sleep in a half a page. Who needs a doctor? Just read Iannone. I am sure there must be some very good factual or theoretical information in the book - otherwise it wouldn't be as well known as it is. (I sure hope so and its not simply that Iannone married the sister of some official who has sway over these things. Gotta love law enforcement.) Then again, there are also things in the book that are impractical at best. I can't tell you how to score high on the exam and it doesn't matter because a high score doesn't mean you will be a good supervisor and that is what is most important - will your cops follow you - happily? Read Iannone but start studying profiles in great leaders and look within your own department to those supervisors who hold the respect and confidence of the cops and just as you did while a rookie, cultivate these examples and merge your own style into them. Look to present leadership but don't fashion yourself as a clone - so much of the success of our work depends on our authenticity as people, try to be someone else and everyone will detect that immediately. #1 rule of success and safety - have an unwavering respect for yourself and unwavering belief in yourself. So, I think that Ianonne should grab a successful writer and let them form the concepts into sentences. Then we would have the best of him without the droning. But if they have to pay this person - what would the price go to then? Good luck on the test. Stay safe.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally made it
    Can't believe some of the comments on this book. This book was great but you must get the HLC Study Guide for it. I took the Sergeant's test 3 times before I score well (93)and got my stripes. The study guide made all the difference. It puts all the material in the book into your memory banks so it all makes sense at test time. Do yourself a favor, and get the study guide to go with this book.(I'am currently re-reading this book and guide for the Lieutenants test in the morning). GOOD LUCK

    2-0 out of 5 stars Cliffs notes
    Any one who has to read this book for a class or promotional exam; please call the Cliffs Notes company and ask them to write a Cliffs notes booklet for this book. The authors should take their own advice found on pg 83 and avoid aimlessness in the book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good... But not that good
    This book is yet another one in the annals and the pursuit of spending an inordinate of of money for promotion. It is definetely full of information. However, it is hard to read and seems to possess a never ending amount of run-on sentences. It is not black and white, as a promotional book should be.
    The book is put together better than its predecessor and is somewhat easier to read. I would suggest purchasing the study guide that is available. It will more than prepare you for a test that includes this book as part of the reading list.
    Good Luck and always remember where you came from, once you get promoted!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Just a horribly boring book.....
    The author takes a 100 page book and turns it into a 350 page novel. Most of the information given is dry and oversimplified. The author constantly rehashes everything he can to make the book longer than it needs to be. As a long time supervisor, there was nothing at all I gained in knowledge that applies to the job. Urge your Chief or civil service board to NOT use this book on any supervision test. ... Read more

    5. Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science (College Version), Eighth Edition
    by Richard E. Saferstein
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    Asin: 0131118528
    Catlog: Book (2003-06-18)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 72713
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Written by a renowned authority on forensic science, this book introduces the non-scientific reader to the field of forensic science through an exploration of its applications to criminal invesigations, with clear explanations of the techniques, abilities, and limitations of the modern crime laboratory. The most current technologies, techniques, practices, and procedures highlight this book; the accompanying interactive crime scene CD-ROM puts readers in the role of crime scene investigations. Actual cases, including a new case study on the role of DNA evidence in the investigation of the World Trade Center crime scene, enable readers to see the integral role of forensic science in criminal investigations. Topics covered include: the crime scene, physical evidence, physical properties, organic analysis, inorganic analysis, the microscope, hairs, fibers, and paint, drugs, forensic toxicology, forensic aspects of arson and explosion investigations, forensic serology, DNA, fingerprints, firearms, toolmarks and other impressions, document and voice examination, and forensic science on the Internet.An excellent reference resource for members of the forensic science field, as well as others involved in criminal justice. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars correct your listing please
    You're listing as a paperback version of Saferstein's "Criminalistics: an intro to forensic science," the associated lab manual by Meloan, Saferstein and another. Sort of confusing until you figure it out.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Introduction to Forensic Science!
    As textbooks go this is without a doubt the best one that I have ever used. This book manages to explain complicated things such as DNA, and other techniques, and tests that are used during the course of an investigation in simple terms that are easy to understand. Especially if you are new to the idea of Forensic Science. Simple explanations, with colored pictures, diagrams, and case studies help show how different tests, evidence collection, and other aspects of Forensic's are used to help "catch" the bad guy. Again easy to read and understand. Well worth the purchase, you will learn a lot!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science
    This is without any doubt, in my opinion, the best book ever
    written on criminalistics. Not there are not any other great books on the subject, however this is the greatest. It is suprisingly comprehendible considering the complexity of some of the topics involved. The photographs and drawings are crystal clear.
    In addition I especially like the test at the end of each section that I feel is necessary to help the reader realize his knowledge,(or lack of knowledge) of that section.

    4-0 out of 5 stars An Orwellian apparatus we can live with?
    On the surface, Saferstein's textbook is meant to survey the procedures and instrumentation which oversee the evidential chain-of-possession from crime scene to laboratory to courtroom presentation. It offers a brief archaeology of the field, the technologies of social control developing alongside the modern metropolis (that eternal hotbed of anonymous hatred and victimization), from anthropometry and dactylography all the way down to the Human Genome Project. "Forensics," derived from the Greek FORENSIS, or "debate," registers the cooperative interplay between scientific reason and the criminal justice system. Saferstein's text begins, logically enough, at the crime scene itself, and after a brief excursion on basic chemistry, biology, geology and physics, goes on to catalogue the vicissitudes of evidence-collection and processing, the laboratory procedures for organic and inorganic analysis, the various forms of microscopy available and their uses, the typing and collection of hair, fiber, fingerprints, body fluids, et al., the physiology of drug and alcohol consumption (and its legal implications), with detailed excurses on forensic serology and toxicology, firearms and ballistics, document and voice examination, the Internet, all supplemented by legalistic paradigms of prosecution, evidential value, case studies, and a fine insight into the way lawyers manipulate criminalistic legislation to their own parsimonious gain (i.e. memories of O. J. Simpson's blood).

    The implications for altruistic social control are staggering. Once identitarian criminal databases (blood, fiber, DNA, fingerprint, somatotype, facial and retinal recognition, credit records, the resurrection of deleted email off the original magnetic tapes(!), et al.) are centralized and updated, it would seem that a citizen wouldn't be able to stick his gum on a public wall without the whole juggernaut of networked forensic technologies converging on the site, a public littering ticket arriving in one's mailbox that very afternoon. One could envision a subculture of decadent anti-criminologists, using Saferstein's text as a blueprint for new Underworld patents on gloves, bodywear, chemical reagents, and a whole bookshelf of counter-procedural "operations manuals" which serve to elude and obfuscate the forensic apparatus. In the teeth of such ambitious criminality, I suppose the only hope forensic science has of becoming the legalistic Archangel of altruistic Orwellianism it wants to be is if the criminal element remains, on the whole, as stupid as ever. As for the *true* decadents, the white-collar devils of capitalist exploitation, we can only shudder at the destruction their money can wreak. In the future of crime, those who have the most brilliant scientists and engineers on their payroll will be the ones who can stay strategically ahead of the system. Why, one can almost imagine organized crime syndicates recruiting disgruntled grad students right out of MIT!

    But going back to the text itself, there are some annoying glitches the potential buyer should be aware of.... My criminalistics professor at Rutgers, a friend and colleague of the author, pointed out to me that Saferstein retired from the forensics field in 1991, going on to freelance his expertise to any privatized legal cabal willing to stamp a check. As a result (isolated from the laboratory as he is), some of the instrumental minutiae which characterize a cutting-edge forensics lab are absent from or misrepresented in the text. Furthermore, on the flip side, certain defunct procedures and instruments are presented as if they were still cutting-edge! Much of the photography and graphic presentations in the book also seem a tad antiquated, carry-overs from previous editions, apparently. (My own father, a specialist in immunoassay engineering, upon perusing the book's graphics estimated its copyright at late '80s, early '90s!) But these are minor trifles in an outstanding introductory text. The best thing about this book is that the price has dropped about twenty dollars since the previous edition. Wonderful news for penny-stricken undergraduates like ourselves!

    4-0 out of 5 stars For School
    I had to use this book for school - I liked it. It provided me with the basic information that i needed to know in this field. ... Read more

    6. Crimes Against Logic
    by Jamie Whyte
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    Asin: 0071446435
    Catlog: Book (2004-10-12)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill
    Sales Rank: 8578
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    A witty assault on lame rhetoric, specious logic,  and official BS

    Here's a fast-paced, ruthlessly funny romp through the mulligan stew of illogic, unreason, and just plain drivel served up daily in the media by pundits, psychics, ad agencies, New Age gurus, statisticians, free trade ideologues, business "thinkers," and, of course, politicians. Award-winning young philosopher Jamie Whyte applies his laser-like wit to dozens of timely examples in order to deconstruct the rhetoric and cut through the haze of shibboleth and doubletalk to get at the real issues.

    A troubleshooting guide to both public and private discourse, Crimes Against Logic:

    • Analyzes the 12 major logical fallacies, with examples from the media and everyday life
    • Takes no prisoners as it goes up against the scientific, religious, academic, and political establishments
    • Helps you fine-tune your critical faculties and learn to skewer debaters on their own phony logic
    ... Read more

    7. Criminology : Theories, Patterns, and Typologies (with InfoTrac)
    by Larry J. Siegel
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    Asin: 0534615783
    Catlog: Book (2003-02-22)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 69990
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    CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS AND TYPOLOGIES, EIGHTH EDITION provides a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of all areas of criminological theory and crime typologies and effectively links criminological theory with the formulation of criminal justice policy. Renowned for its unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies and its exhaustive research base, this book presents cutting-edge, seminal research, as well as up-to-the-minute policy and newsworthy examples. This edition provides students with a gateway to online and multimedia resources that capture the immediacy of the field through CNN video and an interactive, integrated Web site. ... Read more

    8. One Ranger : A Memoir (Bridwell Texas History Series)
    by H. Joaquin Jackson, David Marion Wilkinson
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    Asin: 0292702590
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-01)
    Publisher: University of Texas Press
    Sales Rank: 11236
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    When his picture appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly, Joaquin Jackson became the icon of the modern Texas Rangers. Nick Nolte modeled his character in the movie Extreme Prejudice on him. Jackson even had a speaking part of his own in The Good Old Boys with Tommy Lee Jones. But the role that Jackson has always played the best is that of the man who wears the silver badge cut from a Mexican cinco peso coin--a working Texas Ranger. Legend says that one Ranger is all it takes to put down lawlessness and restore the peace--one riot, one Ranger. In this adventure-filled memoir, Joaquin Jackson recalls what it was like to be the Ranger who responded when riots threatened, violence erupted, and criminals needed to be brought to justice across a wide swath of the Texas-Mexico border from 1966 to 1993.Jackson has dramatic stories to tell. Defying all stereotypes, he was the one Ranger who ensured a fair election--and an overwhelming win for La Raza Unida party candidates--in Zavala County in 1972. He followed legendary Ranger Captain Alfred Y. Allee Sr. into a shootout at the Carrizo Springs jail that ended a prison revolt--and left him with nightmares. He captured "The See More Kid," an elusive horse thief and burglar who left clean dishes and swept floors in the houses he robbed. He investigated the 1988 shootings in Big Bend's Colorado Canyon and tried to understand the motives of the Mexican teenagers who terrorized three river rafters and killed one. He even helped train Afghan mujahedin warriors to fight the Soviet Union.Jackson's tenure in the Texas Rangers began when older Rangers still believed that law need not get in the way of maintaining order, and concluded as younger Rangers were turning to computer technology to help solve crimes. Though he insists, "I am only one Ranger. There was only one story that belonged to me," his story is part of the larger story of the Texas Rangers becoming a modern law enforcement agency that serves all the people of the state. It's a story that's as interesting as any of the legends. And yet, Jackson's story confirms the legends, too. With just over a hundred Texas Rangers to cover a state with 267,399 square miles, any one may become the one Ranger who, like Joaquin Jackson in Zavala County in 1972, stops one riot. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Texas History Book!
    This was a very interesting book about Texas Ranger Joaquin
    Jackson.Along with his biography you get some good insight into
    the legendary crime fighting unti known as the Texas Rangers.You
    are taken through the requirements that one has to achieve to
    become a Texas Ranger.You also get the story behind the Texas
    Ranger badge.
    Jackson takes you on a journey starting at youth and ending with his retirement.He describers being a college student at West Texas State and Texas Tech.Jackson then tells about being
    hired by the Texas Department of Public Safety.You are taken on
    a tour of the various town and counties where he served as a Highway Patrolman.He is next accepted into service by the Texas
    Rangers.He is under the command of the legendary Captain Alfred Allee.Jackson tells of having to ensure a fair election in Zavala county during the days of La Raza Unida.You are also told of he and Captain Allee getting into a shootout with inmates at the Carrizo Springs jail and capturing the jail back.He also tells of capturing the "See More Kid" a horse theif
    and burgular.You are also taken into the investigation of The
    shootings in Big Bend's Colorado Canyon.He even had a role in training Afghan mujahedin warriors to fight the Soviets.
    All in all this will prove to be interesting reading especially if you like Texas history.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Real Man
    My wife and I know Joaquin & Shirley Jackson as NRA friends. That said, I have rarely read anyone's memoirs where the truth about a "real man" matches what is present when met in person. It happens in Joaquin Jackson's One Ranger. I'm in my 77th year and have collected Ranger books since the late 1930s. With all my reading over sixty years about Rangers, this is the first one that left me with the feeling "That's what it takes and that's what it is like."
    Few are gifted to be a great Ranger and even fewer to write meaningfully about it.I can guarantee any reader you won't be able to put it down this book. You will have been entertained royally. One Ranger makes it evident what's wrong with our present system of law enforcement - it takes giants and they are in short supply.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Only in Texas
    One Ranger is the well-told Memoir of H. Joaquin Jackson.

    Having been on the other side of the law, (I was a marijuana smuggler), I anticipated a book that would tell how the cops are the good guys and all the crooks are evil and how the Texas Rangers are far superior to any cop on the planet.

    While an element of pride does creep into this work in places, it is offset by an honest and frank view of the world from Jackson's eyes. He peers into the gray areas in his life and that of others and talks of racial prejudice, greed, pride and even contempt for the law. Of the fears and doubts he felt. He addresses flawed policies on the war on drugs and border related issues with courage and conviction.

    He also does a good job of painting the world from which he comes-a world he loves dearly-perhaps more than his own life. Almost to a fault. For those that love Texas and the border regions you will find interesting history and perspective woven into the stories and accurate and colorful portrayals of the land and the people that make this country what it is.

    He shows us how flawed people can be good people, a lesson all of us need to learn.

    He stares into what certainly is his biggest personal nightmare and takes the reader with him-a nightmare that will continue to haunt him for the rest of his life-the fact that his son, a son bearing his name, would grow up to kill another human and be sentenced to prison for murder. I couldn't help but share in the pain and doubts he lives with.

    Why did this happen?

    Being the eldest son of an equally dynamic and successful man, and also bearing the name of my own father (don means "sir" in Spanish), I think I understand. The only thing I have to say publicly is this: the grace of God is greater than all of this. And sometimes a man must die (figuratively or literally) to overcome the curse into which he is born.

    I want Mr. Jackson to know that hope remains for his son and that sometimes God takes a person from the lowest of places and raises him up to do his will.

    This is an exceptional book.

    Buy it and read it. You will profit from the experience.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Money Well Spent
    I bought this book and couldn't put it down.I spent my entire weekend reading it.I just couldn't get enough!You laugh and cry with Joaquin Jackson and end up loving life in the end.I recommend this book highly!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Old-west Adventures in Modern Times!
    Very exciting fast-paced book.The history is fascianting and the story-telling is engaging.A great read - I couldn't put it down. ... Read more

    9. Criminology Today : An Integrative Introduction (4th Edition)
    by Frank Schmalleger
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    Asin: 0131702106
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-21)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 124362
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    Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction 4e is a clear, contemporary and comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology. Offering a thematic approach that contrasts the social responsibility and social problems approaches to crime theory, the book encourages readers to think critically about the causes of crime. Introduces the field of criminology in the 21st century with completely up-to-date coverage of sociological theories of crime, terrorism and white collar and high tech crime (including identity theft, cyber-terrorism, computer viruses, hacking and more). Contemporary coverage features breaking crime news pulled from today’s headlines. Part III: “Crime Causation Revisited” expands the coverage of historical and contemporary sociological theories of crime causation. Also features important topics such as (Ch. 3) Research Methods; ( Ch. 15) Criminology and Social Policy; and (Ch. 16) Future Directions. For criminal justice practitioners or those in law enforcement.

    ... Read more

    10. Drugs Across the Spectrum
    by Ray Goldberg
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    Asin: 0534580874
    Catlog: Book (2002-07-09)
    Publisher: Brooks Cole
    Sales Rank: 319494
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    Considered the most comprehensive drug text on the market, Goldberg's four-color text encourages readers to examine the motivation for drug use, social implications of drug use, legal ramifications, and factors affecting how drugs interact with the human body. It provides a look at the history and culture surroundings of drug use and abuse, key information regarding specific types of drugs, and a review of drug treatment, education, and prevention approaches and programs. ... Read more

    11. American Corrections (with InfoTrac)
    by Todd R. Clear, George F. Cole, Michael D. Reisig
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    Asin: 0534646522
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-08)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 106699
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    Todd R. Clear, one of the country's leading experts in the study of corrections, George F. Cole, considered by many as the 'founding father' of modern criminal justice study, and new co-author Michael D. Reisig, combine talents for the new Seventh Edition of the market-leading AMERICAN CORRECTIONS. A great author team, Clear's expertise in corrections complements Cole's organizational view of the system and fresh perspectives offered by Reisig. Together, they present a well-rounded, balanced approach to corrections.AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Seventh Edition takes a sociological and humanistic approach to corrections. The text treats institutional and community sanctions in a balanced fashion and offers a look at the system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender. It also presents the concept of corrections as a "system" of interconnected organizations and carries this theme throughout the book.From a more practical standpoint, many find this text appealing because it provides comprehensive coverage without overwhelming students. At 22 chapters and 592 pages, it is very compatible with standard semester-long courses. ... Read more

    12. America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
    by David W. Neubauer
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    Asin: 0534628923
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-25)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 255049
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    Best-selling AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM focuses on the dynamics of the court by introducing the concept of the "courthouse workgroup" and the interrelated relationship of the three main actorsjudge , prosecutor, and defense attorneythus illustrating the law in action, not just the theories and facts. Neubauer also uses a myriad of pedagogical devices that bring the court process to life for students, including A Day in Court, Controversy, and Case Close-Up boxes. This text has become the market-leader in large part because of its comprehensive coverage, its focus on the dynamics of the process, and its pedagogical features. Neubauer emphasized key aspects of the law, particularly law on the books, law in action, and law in controversy, to provide students with a clear focus. The Eighth Edition is filled with timely new content and now is accompanied by an exciting new Student Companion CD-ROM that features Court TV® videosFREE with every new copy of the text! ... Read more

    13. Hell's Angels
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    Asin: 0345410084
    Catlog: Book (1996-09-29)
    Publisher: Ballantine Books
    Sales Rank: 5088
    Average Customer Review: 3.72 out of 5 stars
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    Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels--Hell's Angels, that is. He's lived with them, he knows them and their machines, he speaks their langauge,and he reports it back to the world with all the fearsome force of a souped-up cyclone burning rubber. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Hog Wild
    Roll up your sleeves boys and girls, if you read Hell's Angels the Doctor is going to inject you with a dosage of Outlaw Reality and Hog Rage as it were. The Hell's Angels are the last vestiges of the American Outlaw, 1%'s they're called, outside the outside, committed to a life of Freedom, punctuated by violence, booze, barbituates, indiscriminate sex and of course cruising the Amercian Wastelands on their Great Metallic Steeds, stripped down Harley Davidson's known affectionately as Hogs. Hunter S. is in his own right a one percenter. This book shows the Dr. of Gonzo's journalistic zeal, as he braves the world of the Angels, driving not a Hog as he should but a Dark Shadow. This is only too perfect as Hunter is the dark specter following the dastardly deeds of these bastard bikers. This book displays Hunter's ballsy journalism, as well as allowing him to focus on a central theme that would go on to pervade his other works: the outlaw and his importance to American society, a society that is dredged to the hilt with phonies, gutless wonders, souless greedmongers, hypocrites, cowards, politicians and other scum, capitalisitc, bureacratic, pig-like and otherwise. Hell's Angels is the journalistic calm that precedes the storm of hallucinagenic brilliance that was Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. So one way or the other let the Doctor of Gonzo vaccinate your mind from the mindless surge that makes up the money grubbing, TV watching majority of this Great Country of Ours. (...)

    4-0 out of 5 stars The stroy behind the emergence of Raoul Duke
    This book, which is a fine read, seems to not quite follow the trend of dialogue style of the more recent Thompson books. It is much more of a documentary then a commentary. Hunter blazes off in a convertible following the ruthless swine who were the California Hell's Angels. The book documents a year that took place in the mid-sixties. Hunter tries his hardest to paint the Angels as innocent of various charges such as murder, kidnapping, and rape; he admits of course that they were there, but things usually just got out of hand, naturally. He became close friiends with a few and truely felt that there was an appeal of belonging to the tight nit group, that had more order to it than it was actually given credit for. This was the first point in his life that Hunter habitually used hard drugs, and I have to say that, personally, I think this was the adnventure that twisted our beloved Dr. Gonzo. The adventure comes to a sudden end as Hunter gets stomped senseless by a couple of Angels he didn't know to well. The moral of the story? The edge is out there, and no one strives to discover it more than the Hell's Angels, except maybe Hunter S. Thompson.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This Isn't Your Typical Thompson
    Having read Hell's Angels, A Strange and Terrible saga at least eight times starting in 1968, I never cease to be amazed at the criticisms leveled against it in the ensuing years, the major one being that it's not a Fear and Loathing book. I'm pretty sure it was originally a (very) long article written for The Nation magazine. The Nation ain't Rolling Stone, kids. If you are coming to this book expecting Hunter's usual blend of fact, fiction, and hallucinations, you will be sorely disappointed. "Gonzo journalist" though he is, the operative part there was journalist. He had, after all, developed a rather strong food habit since birth, and had no desire to kick it. He explores the Angels' mystique by letting them provide the history, their then current attitudes, and their lives as outlaws outside the system. He then blends research and his observations gleaned from riding with them for the better part of a year into the mix, producing a riveting book.

    Since the recent death of Marlon Brando, his movie The Wild One has gained a new audience; it is in fact based on an incident Hunter chronicles in this book, the Rape of Hollister. Oddly, nothing remotely similar to the movie happened there, and some other legendary "motorcycle riots" such as the one at Laconia, New Hampshire, weren't initially riots at all, and certainly didn't involve the Angels, though the media portrayed these events as the brink of Armageddon and gave middle America yet another "dangerous group running wild in their midst," something else to freak over in addition to Communists hiding under every rock.

    The Angels became, over time, what people expected them to be. Hunter recognized this transformational quality in his own profession: if other reporters, from respected national magazines, could make up stories or at least embellish them enough to freak people out, he could do it better! What you will find in Hell's Angels is great reporting, an unflinching look at real wildness and personal risk, and the genesis of what would become Hunter's trademark style.

    If for no other reason, fans of Tom Wolfe, Ken Kesey, or the "Beats" (including the real "Dean Moriarty" from On the Road, still alive at the time, still driving, and hanging out with the Pranksters) should read this book for the legendary Acid Test at Kesey's place at La Honda when Hunter and the Angels showed up (by invitation, as Kesey was burning to meet them). In a singularly rare occurrence, we find two journalists just before they became instant icons writing about the same private party, rather than, say an inauguration, or awards ceremony, or some other public spectacle; the "public" was definitely not invited to La Honda. Compare Hunter's account of that weekend with the one that appears in the Electric Kool Aid Acid Test; you might just be surprised by who is the more "legitimate" writer.

    I obviously love this book and highly recommend it, but again, it isn't FEAR and LOATHING WITH THE HELL'S ANGELS; it's far too serious a situation for that, as you will discover upon reading it. (And if that idea somehow still escapes you, watch Gimme Shelter, the great Maysles brothers' documentary of the Stones free concert at Altamont; if THAT doesn't do it, go down to your local biker bar and kick over a few choppers; you'll deserve what you get.)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Hunter S. Thompson is an a$$hole.
    This guy is a self-inflating ballon. No one and nothing is as important in his eyes as he is. His opinion of himself and the world around him is all that really matters. His ability to cunningly insinuate himself into the minds of others dramatically increases the danger he poses. If you have the misfortune to be assigned one of his books in a college class, lament that no one has made "Cliff Notes."

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hells Angels
    I really should like Hunter Thompson more than I do, I mean he did ride a BSA and he is from my hometown of Louisville, Ky but to be honest he's always seemed kind of faggy to me with that gay filtered cigarette thing hanging from his mouth, plus there's that whole bizarre chapter he dedicated to finding a link between outlaw bikers and homosexuality. Hey what can I say, the guy sets my gaydar off. But I will give him credit, he did write a true classic in Hell's Angels. I've heard grumblings that he sacrificed reality for entertainment value by making some of the HA's into exagerated caricatures of themselves in this book, but whether thats true or not this is a great read. ... Read more

    14. Essentials of Criminal Justice (with InfoTrac)
    by Larry J. Siegel, Joseph J. Senna
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    Asin: 0534616410
    Catlog: Book (2003-05-22)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 273653
    Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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    Covering the basics of the criminal justice system with more depth and breadth than any other brief paperback text, best-selling author Larry Siegel provides students with the most thorough and objective coverage of all the latest scholarship and research in the field. This text is ideal for those who want the proven hallmarks of Siegel's authorship in a shorter, paperback presentation. The ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE package now includes cutting edge coverage and thorough integration of technology through a robust Companion Web Site, to expand students' learning beyond the classroom for real-time access to developments in criminal justice. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars a terrible textbook
    This book was one of the worst text books I have ever read. Many of its sources were outdated. It failed to give a complete review of the field, neglecting several important theories. It also failed to discuss even the slightest hint of research that supports or challenges the theories it does discuss. Furthermore, it is not only biased but fails to give a comprehensive discussion of the subjects in which it has a bias preventing the reader from making an informed opinion. ... Read more

    15. Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder
    by James Alan Fox, Jack Levin
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    Asin: 0761988572
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-07)
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    Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder provides a comprehensive, fascinating overview of multiple homicide, including both serial and mass murder. Adopting a unified conceptual framework for understanding these divergent forms of extreme killing, this book illustrates the many violent expressions of power, revenge, terror, greed, and loyalty using contemporary and classic case studies in multiple murder.

    In Extreme Killing, renowned experts James Alan Fox and Jack Levin examine the theories of criminal behavior and apply them to a multitude of well-known and lesser-known cases from around the world. The authors draw upon research from two large data sets - one comprised of serial killers and the other of those who have committed massacres. The book presents the many commonalities among multiple murders and also focuses on the varieties of serial and mass killing. The authors address the characteristics of both killers and their victims, and, in their concluding chapter, discuss the special concerns of multiple murder victims and their survivors.

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    • Written by world-renowned authors and experts in the field of multiple homicide
    • Uses an engaging writing style and incorporates a multitude of interesting case studies
    • Includes many photos of offenders and crime scenes

    Extreme Killing
    is a fascinating introduction to an extreme set of homicidal behaviors for any interested reader. It could also be used as a supplementary textbook for undergraduate and graduate students studying homicide, serial murder, violence in America, and deviance.

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    16. Criminal Investigation (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
    by Wayne W. Bennett, Kären M. Hess
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    Asin: 0534615244
    Catlog: Book (2003-08-04)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    This text stresses the practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. The Seventh Edition emphasizes professionalism and integrates coverage of modern investigation tools as it presents established investigation policies, procedures, and techniques for the law enforcement officer. Recent court cases; coverage of the latest investigative techniques and technology; and new material on topics such as terrorism, stalking, and child abuse enhance the text's practical and applied approach. In addition, a new 8-page, full color crime scenes photos insert uses current, real-life cases to illustrate chapter topics, and a new interactive Crime and Evidence in Action CD-ROM comes packaged with each student edition. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Criminal Investigators this is a must have in your library!
    This book is a must have for those interested in criminal investigations. It is up with the current technological advances and guides you through various information essential to criminal investigations. This book can be used by both public and private sector. As a police officer for the City of Philadelphia it is a must-read for those aspiring to be a detective in regard to the promotional exams. I did like the free InfoTrac College edition and hope that they can be included in subsequent editions, I found it very helpful in terms of research material. The book even covered many-real life examples and Terrorist-related challenges that all involved in law enforecement should be knowledgeable of. I would recommend this book to other officers, and even to lawyers. There is a study guide, ISBN # 0-534-61525-2, order them both today.

    4-0 out of 5 stars This is The Study Guide Only - Not the Text!
    If you're thinking of buying, Make sure you get the 6th Edition hard cover text that goes with it. I was badly fooled after looking at several books with the same title.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Reads with ease. Topical. Relevant. Comprehensive.
    I read this book as part of a university level criminal investigations class for criminal justice professionals, the book being the personal choice of my professor whom himself had over 25 years federal and local law enforcement experience as an investigator. The book read absolutely seemlessly. Chapters were brimming with topical, relevant facts. And the chapters went into sufficient detail for the book to serve as either a solid basis for the criminal justice novice or as a reference for the more advanced professional who may not have the on-the-job exposure to all aspects of criminal investigation. While covering strictly forensic topics it did not cross the line from providing information relevant to an on-scene investigator to that which would only be relevant to a forensic technician, always keeping the material and topics relevant to patrol and investigative law enforcement officers, not forensic technicians. This is not a forensics textbook. This is an investigations handbook. Total hands on. Makes you think. Aids in planning. If anything, the book was brimming from cover to cover to the point that it could very well have gone on in volume after volume. A good starting point. ... Read more

    17. Criminology: A Sociological Understanding (2nd Edition)
    by Steven E. Barkan
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    This book provides a sociological perspective on crime and criminal justice by treating social structure and social inequality as central themes in the study of crime—and major factors in society's treatment of criminals. It gives explicit attention to key sociological concepts such as poverty, gender, race, and ethnicity, and demonstrates their influence on crime.Recent coverage of major topics and current controversial issues includes computer crimes; harm reduction in society's effort to deal with illegal drug use; workplace violence; police scandals; violence against civilians; gun control; capital punishment; drug legalization; husband battering; civil disobedience; workplace violence; and racial prejudice and policing.For individuals trying to make informed judgements about why crime occurs and how society can best address this problem.m. ... Read more

    18. Shake Hands with the Devil : The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
    by Roméo Dallaire
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    Catlog: Book (2004-12-10)
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    For the first time in the United States comes the tragic and profoundly important story of the legendary Canadian general who "watched as the devil took control of paradise on earth and fed on the blood of the people we were supposed to protect." When Roméo Dallaire was called on to serve as force commander of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda, he believed that his assignment was to help two warring parties achieve the peace they both wanted. Instead, he was exposed to the most barbarous and chaotic display of civil war and genocide in the past decade, observing in just one hundred days the killings of more than eight hundred thousand Rwandans. With only a few troops, his own ingenuity and courage to direct his efforts, Dallaire rescued thousands, but his call for more support from the world body fell on deaf ears. In Shake Hands with the Devil, General Dallaire recreates the awful history the world community chose to ignore. He also chronicles his own progression from confident Cold Warrior to devastated UN commander, and finally to retired general struggling painfully, and publicly, to overcome posttraumatic stress disorder-the highest-ranking officer ever to share such experiences with readers. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Mind buggling
    Shake Hands with the Devil In this account of the Rwandan genocide, General Romeo Dallaire vividly reveals to the reader the total failure of the international community to stop the genocide. He gives a succinct outline of the failures of the international community, including the United Nations, the UN Security Council, and many NGOs, and bravely holds nations like France responsible for doing nothing despite the strong influence they had on the Hutu extremist Rwandan government which ended up killing over 800,000 minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus. Dallaire distinguished himself as someone with a great deal of courage who went through hell without breaking and goes further to relive the hell in this book so that we might learn from it.

    This book like Disciples of Fortune, When victims become killers, A problem from Hell is a must read if you have an interest in improving the lot of the United Nations and if you have faith in better and more United Nations influences in the future to solve international issues.

    5-0 out of 5 stars When The Devil Ruled The World For One Hundred Days
    The terrible truth about General Dellaire's book, "Shake Hands With The Devil" is that it is so well written it takes its place among the literary classics devoted to history such as Julius Caesar's Memoirs and Gibbon's Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire.The General shows a profound awareness of literary tradition and wields it ruthelessly to expose the ruin at the heart of global humanity and how it lead to thebrutal rapes, mutilations and murders of almost a million human beings in the country of Rwanda. Corpses are piled everywhere and they fill the rivers and lakes of the country. The odor of death - perhaps the most diabolic odor in the world - is so strong and intense that the General feels it is impossible to physically move. The body of a boy trembles and the General trys to assist the lad but the body crumbles to pieces filled with worms and insects that had caused the flesh to quiver.
    But there is something truly disquieting beneathe all of the evils and dark strategems described by the General. His book is essentially a work of atonement - but it goes furthur.He contaminates us all with his atonement because almost all of us (myself especially) are guilty of the genocide. We did absolutely nothing while the political and economic alliances that seek to dominate our world handed the people of Rwanda over to unnatural horrors.
    Those of us of rational age are guilty.We must all follow in General Dellaires on-going work of expiation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars SHAMEFUL
    When will we ever get if right.Hardly a day goes by in America that you don't hear about past atrocities, and yet, these holocausts continue to happen. Why?Maybe if Five Million died it would have gotten recognition.Or maybe, if there were valuable resources in the land, they may have gotten some help.Or maybe, if their location was strategic in the world, or if America was sending endless billions to their country - they may have gotten help. But they were nothing more than God's children - not worthy of help from the all-knowing powerful people of the world. We hear everyday about other peoples atrocities, but theirs hardly gets a footnote.Money will always come first, morality second...always

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thank You General, You are a true hero.
    Special thanks to General Dallaire, as well as to his family for this amazing account of hell on earth. Once you have read this your world will be changed forever.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Preventable Atrocity
    We live in a political age where the currency of the politician is words, not actiion. Politicians "paint pictures" with words and the voters do not often hold them accountable. However, what was needed in Rwanda was, of course, action. There were no words that could stop the genocide.

    The Rwanda genocide is the an example of what happens when the world governments do not take the neccessary action. The author was there and he tells the entire story.

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    19. Police Patrol: Operations and Management, Third Edition
    by Charles D. Hale
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    Asin: 0131126342
    Catlog: Book (2003-08-11)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 196209
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Based upon a practical application of theory with the “how-to” of “real world” policing, this book details the core functions of a police agency—covering patrol operations, goals, and strategies. It combines management theory with case study examples taken from small police departments. KEY TOPICS Specific chapter topics discuss police patrol hazards, community-oriented policing, patrol force staffing and deployment, special issues in patrol operations, and upgrading patrol effectiveness.For police practitioners, field supervisors, and middle managers. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Police Patrol-Operations and Management by Charles Hale
    The book is very well organized, covers several aspects of the police patrol division, and community policing issues.It is easy to understand the concepts discussed - as simple words are used. A very good reference book to have on hand. ... Read more

    20. Criminal Law
    by Thomas J. Gardner, Terry M. Anderson
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    Asin: 0534594816
    Catlog: Book (2002-08-20)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 396048
    Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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    A highly accessible, student-friendly text, Gardner and Anderson's CRIMINAL LAW is ideal for instructors who prefer not to assign lengthy case excerpts and prefer a more prescriptive approach to teaching criminal law. The text exposes students to the language of criminal law without overwhelming them and provides comprehensive coverage of all the major components of substantive criminal law. The text's excellent coverage of current issues, accessible writing style, and numerous pedagogical aids help students understand complex legal topics more so than any other text on the market. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars no recommendation
    I used Criminal Law by Gardner and Anderson as my text when I taught an undergrad Criminal Law class. I found it overly simplistic, even for that level, and left my students with too many loose ends. The case excerpts used are drastically edited, sometimes only a sentence, which does not help demonstrate the proposition the cases supposedly stand for. It seemed that the authors also spent an inordinate amount of text on relatively unimportant topics. I also found the instructor's edition to be unhelpful. ... Read more

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