For introductory courses in criminal justice. The gold standard for criminal justice texts Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction examines crime in the US with a focus on police, courts, and corrections. Students contemplate the fine line separating freedom from security, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American justice system. A wealth of Internet resources along with author tweets (@schmalleger) build on central ideas in the text, while keeping pace with changes in a continually changing field. Emphasizing the need for systemic change, the 13th edition includes revised coverage of large-scale crimes pervasive in the US, as well as policing issues and challenges, sentencing guidelines, and state laws redefining the age of criminal responsibility. Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, 13th Edition, is also available via Revel(tm) , an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.