For courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice, Courts and Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law and Law and Society. This collection is the most comprehensive and current work available-giving readers immediate access to both key terms and leading United States Supreme Court cases in a single one-stop resource. Featuring over 1,300 U.S. Supreme court decisions, it is indexed by topic and provides case details, court holdings, and information on the case's relevance to the criminal justice system. More than just a casebook, it defines over 7,500 key terms and includes a list of acronyms for criminal justice organizations and agencies. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it pulls together key concepts from diverse areas such as criminology, criminal justice, corrections, probation/parole, juvenile justice and policing.