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"Criminal Justice," Fifth Edition, examines the themes of crime and justice to reveal their significant history, current facts, and modern trends, tracing them from the past to the present and into the future. This successful introductory text continues to focus on critical thinking and the media's influence on criminal justice and the public's perception of criminal justice. Albanese gives new attention to up-to-the-minute laws and policies related to crime, law, search and seizure, and operations of the criminal justice system, as well as coverage of issues of technology, including crimes facilitated by the Internet, identity theft, and international issues.
Jay S. Albanese is a professor and criminologist in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He was the first Ph.D. graduate from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Dr. Albanese served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice for four years, while on loan from VCU. In this capacity, he was responsible for development of transnational crime and justice research projects, and coordination with United Nations efforts in these areas. Dr. Albanese has written and edited 15 books, 65 articles and book chapters, and has made keynote and invited presentations in 15 countries. Recent books include: Transnational Crime and the 21st Century (Oxford University Press, 2011), Professional Ethics in Criminal Justice: Being Ethical When No One is Looking (Prentice Hall, 3rd ed., 2012), and Organized Crime in Our Times (Elsevier, 6th ed., 2011). Dr. Albanese is a recipient of the Elske Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award from Virginia Commonwealth University, the Scholar Award in Criminal Justice from the Virginia Social Science Association, and the Gerhard Mueller Award from the International Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has served as Executive Director of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime, president of the White Collar Crime Research Consortium, and is a past president and fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is currently Chair of the American Society of Criminology s Division of International Criminology.