Introduction to Criminal Justice



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This iBook, replete with innovative learning tools, explores the three components of the American criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. Divided into ten chapters, the highly interactive text discusses a wide range of topics. Subjects like what constitutes a crime, constitutional rights, contemporary lawn enforcement issue, administration of justice, the court system, and various forms of corrections: jails, prisons, intermediate sanctions, and the juvenile justice system are explored. Recurring components of the iBook include: introductory high-profile media cases which, YouTube videos detailing various criminal justice career options (over 20), a Fact vs. Fiction section highlighting common myths and misperceptions about the criminal justice system, a Did You Know section, a summary appears at the end of each chapter, along with key terms, homework questions and Field Web Trip exercises. Course: CRJ 101

Publication Date

Fall 2023

Document Type



Lynn University Digital Press


Boca Raton, FL


Law, Criminal Justice, Multi-Touch, iBook


Courts | Criminal Procedure | Law


College of Arts and Sciences


The 1st edition of this iBook was published in 2015.

The 2nd edition of this iBook was published in December 2019.

The 3rd edition of this iBook was published in Fall 2022.


The primary file is in .ibooks format and can only be viewed in Mac or iOS-compatible programs, such as iBooks.

The supplementary file is a PDF version of the iBook. PLEASE NOTE: PDF versions do not have the full content of the iBook and are not ADA compliant. Students who need accommodations, please contact the Student Accessibility Services office, at 561-237-7028 or email

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APA 7 Citation

Kerker, S. (2023). Introduction to criminal justice (4th ed.). Lynn University Digital Press.

Introduction to Criminal Justice