The SAGE Course Companion on Criminal Justice has been designed as an accessible reference tool to introduce students to the subject and encourage them to extend their understanding of key concepts and so make the most of their undergraduate course. It provides students with essential guidance on finding information, preparing coursework and revising for exams. "Criminal Justice" equips students with the tools to enhance and progress their knowledge and thinking skills in line with course requirements. Designed to complement, rather than replace, existing textbooks for the course, it offers: helpful summaries of the course curriculum to aid exam revision and essay planning; key summaries of the approach taken by the main textbooks on the course; guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course; help with developing critical thinking; route-maps to aid the development of wider learning above and beyond the textbook; pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises; a tutor's-eye view of what course examiners are looking for; and an insider's view of what key course concepts are really all about. Providing a basic grounding in the subject of criminal justice, alongside pointers to further reading and advice on study skills, the SAGE Course Companion on Criminal Justice can be used as an introduction to the subject and referred to throughout the degree for tips and revision guidance.