Less expensive, shorter, and more approachable than most Introductory titles in the market today, this best selling text examines criminal justice as an interdisciplinary endeavor, sharing elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. Cole and Smith encourage students to become better citizens, to determine what justice means in our society, and to decide what role individuals can play. They challenge students to balance the mechanics and system of criminal justice with the human ...