This cutting-edge anthology provides comprehensive coverage of the field of criminal justice. Each unit begins with a thorough introductory chapter, and brief introductions frame each chapter, putting the material into context for students. Thirty-six of these compelling essays are new to this edition and cover the following topics: * Guns and homicide rates * How genetics affect criminal behavior * Wrongful convictions * Community policing * Citizen complaints and problem officers * Challenges of transnational crime * Drug courts * Victim-offender mediation * Community prosecution programs * Difficulties in prosecuting domestic violence * Spirituality in probation * Preventing gang involvement * Do juvenile "boot camps" really work? * Parents and the control of juvenile delinquency * Addressing female juvenile offenders * The restorative model of justice * Explaining changes in crime rates The text also features helpful synopses of 100 leading justice-related and Supreme Court cases, as well as listings of professional organizations and information sources that focus on the field of criminal justice. Lively discussion questions follow each unit, and a subject index links topics directly to the chapters in which they appear. A completely revised, comprehensive Instructor's Manual/Testing Program is also available in electronic format.