Item description for Criminal Justice (Cliffs Quick Review) by Dennis Hoffman & Hoffman...
CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest subjects. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions.
Whether you need a course supplement, help preparing for an exam, or a concise reference for the subject, "CliffsQuickReview Criminal Justice" can help. This guide covers the criminal justice system in the United States, with coverage on police powers, citizens' rights, and criminal law. In no time, you'll be tackling topics such asRights consciousness and civil libertiesLegal defenses and justifications for crimesTheories of punishmentThe causes and costs of police corruptionSentencing statutes and guidelines
"CliffsQuickReview Criminal Justice" acts as a supplement to your other learning materials. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review -- you decide what works best with your needs. You can flip through the book until you find what you're looking for -- it's organized to gradually build on key concepts. You can also get a feel for the scope of the book by checking out theContents pages that give you a chapter-by-chapter list of topics.Tabs at the top of each page that tell you what topic is being covered.Keyword in boldface type.Heading and subheading structure that breaks sections into clearly identifiable bites of information."Great Debates" sections within each chapter.
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More About Dennis Hoffman & Hoffman
Dennis E. Hoffman. Ph.D., teaches criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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EXCELLENT guide for the DSST Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Apr 26, 2007
I'm not sure why there hasn't been a review on this book yet, but this book is awesome if you're preparing for the DSST tests. I studied for about a day, took both tests back to back, and got A's on both of them. Just make sure that you know:
1. All of the important Supreme Court decisions (such as Mapp v. Ohio, Gideon v. Wainwright), 2. How criminal and juvenile courts work, (their procedures, etc) 3. The 4th, 5th, and 6th & 14th amendments to the Constitution 4. Everything related to the development of the American police force & crime statistics
The only thing that is missing that you would need outside of the cliffsnotes book is current information on police dept's hiring statistics on minorities and women. At least 4 of the questions on law enforcement test were related to that subject.