Criminal Justice, 2/e is written by an experienced author, scholar, and past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Jay Albanese. It is carefully written in an appealing narrative style and is comprehensive without attempting to be encyclopedic. Albanese emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving in every chapter. Themes of this edition include: the role of balance in the criminal justice system, the role of social, cultural, political, economic, and historical contexts of crime, the law, and punishment, and the influence of mass media and popular culture on criminal justice. For anyone interested in learning more about criminal justice.