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Criminal Justice - An Academic Discipline
"criminal justice, interdisciplinary academic study of the police,
criminal courts, correctional institutions (e.g., prisons),
and juvenile justice agencies, as well as of the
agents who operate within these institutions. Criminal justice is distinct from
criminal law, which defines the specific behaviours that
are prohibited by and punishable under law, and from criminology, which is the scientific study of the
nonlegal aspects of crime and delinquency, including their causes, correction, and
The field of criminal justice emerged in the United States in the second half of the 20th century.
As the Supreme Court of the United States
gradually expanded the rights of criminal defendants on the basis of the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution, the gap between the actual performance of
criminal justice agencies and what was legally required and legitimately
expected of them began to grow."
In Encyclopædia Britannica.
Retrieved October 04, 2010,
from Encyclopædia Britannica Online:
Writing for Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice by
Call Number: HV9950 .C74323 2011
The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual, Fifth Edition is designed to help students learn how to research and write in criminal justice and improve their writing skills. Taking a comprehensive approach, it discusses the writing process, the mechanics of writing, the importance of research and how to cite sources. Now expanded to six parts, this edition includes a new chapter on writing probation and parole reports. Combining both guidelines and samples, it prepares students to write a variety of criminal justice papers, from condensed presentations to complex reports. Some new features include: A new section on paragraph development Updated information on the American Sociological Association's Style Guide Updated information on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association- Expanded section on avoiding plagiarism Expanded section on Criminal Justice information on the World Wide Web New! PART V, REPORT WRITING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE MARKET: Students or professionals needing a resource on writing reaction papers, article critiques, police reports, agency case studies, and policy analysis papers.