While the first two volumes focus primarily on articles, the third finishes up the 6 Cs of criminal justice and follows with several other prominent features. Following the articles are over 100 pages of appendixes including an annotated bibliography, a helpful glossary containing over 700 criminal justice terms, and a special section of crime rates and definitions, courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Crime Victimization Surveys of the U.S. Census Bureau. There is also a chronological listing of key U.S. Supreme Court rulings and their relevance to criminal justice, as well as a chronological listing of well-known American trials and the significance of their outcomes. A complete chronological timeline of all key issues relating to criminal justice is followed by several indexes which provide the reader with quick access to issues. The issues are arranged by subject, court case, laws and acts, and person.
Put together by hundreds of contributors from both the academic world and the criminal justice profession, The Criminal Justice System is a valuable one-stop reference work for a quick understanding of some of the most important issues in the U.S. criminal justice system.”