The Sixth Edition of CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION places you in the center of the action and helps you excel in your criminal justice course! You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key criminal justice concepts and read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Concepts will suddenly make sense thanks to this edition's vivid straight-from-the-headlines vignettes that begin every chapter. Choosing what's important to remember is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced from start to finish of every chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items. Additionally, the book's fun and interesting writing activities help you master critical thinking and writing without intimidation.