A 12-chapter, paperback brief text that is realistic, applied and practical. Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction is a realistic, applied, and practical text, which introduces students to thereal world of criminal justice. Fagin uses clear and simple examples drawn from decades of experience to bring criminal justice alive for students. With a clear and readable style, the author places the criminal justice system in the broader context of American government. James Fagin is a recognized educator in the administration of justice; an expert in areas of contemporary concern, such as transnational terrorism, computer crime, and computer technologies in criminal justice; and has hands-on experience in law enforcement.