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  • Criminal Justiceby Ursula Smartt

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 31.00

    'This Course Companion in Criminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is to be applauded. It is an essential handbook for all students and practitioners who are studying the criminal justice system. The user-friendly framework provides students with practical support in how they can organise their approach to studying to maximise their knowledge and revision... more...

  • Exercising Discretionby Loraine Gelsthorpe; Nicola Padfield

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    The exercise of discretion in the criminal justice system and related agencies often plays a key part in decisions which are made, but definitions of discretion are not clear, and despite widespread recognition of its importance there is much controversy on its nature and legitimacy. This book seeks to explore the importance of discretion to an... more...

  • Ideology, Crime Criminal Justiceby Anthony Bottoms; Michael Tonry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In this book six leading criminologists address the central issues of ideology, crime and criminal justice in a series of essays originally presented at a symposium held in honour of Sir Leon Radzinowicz in Cambridge in March 2001. This book is concerned with the key themes of the history of criminal justice, the history and development of criminological... more...

  • Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kongby Wing Hong Chui; T. Wing Lo

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong provides a much-needed overview of the criminal justice system in Hong Kong. It is designed to be used as a text for students studying this subject as part of a wider course in criminal justice, police studies, law or social work, and for practitioners working in Hong Kong in the police, prisons, probation,... more...

  • The New Politics of Crime Punishmentby Roger Matthews; Jock Young

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    This book provides an overview of recent government initiatives in the field of crime and punishment, reviewing both the policies themselves, the perceived problems and issues they seek to address, and the broader social and political context in which this is taking place. The underlying theme of the book is that a qualitative change has taken... more...

  • Investing in Childrenby Christine Piper

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book brings together insights from a range of disciplines, including law, sociology, criminology and history, to identify and explain the complex and inter-related factors which help or hinder the state to 'invest' in children and young people. The first part of the book examines the 'intangibles' - the ideologies, social constructions and moral... more...

  • Justice, Community Civil Societyby Joanna Shapland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Over the last decade there has arisen considerable disquiet about the relationship between criminal justice and its publics. This has been expressed in a variety of different ways, ranging from a concern that state criminal justice has moved too far away from the concerns of ordinary people (become too distant, too out of touch, insufficiently reflective... more...

  • Islam, Crime Criminal Justiceby Basia Spalek

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book brings together research into key aspects of the interconnections between Islam, crime and the criminal justice system in Britain, a particularly timely collection in the light of both the recent disturbances in several northern English cities as well as the impact of the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath. Chapters in the... more...

  • Public Opinion Criminal Justiceby Jane Wood; Theresa A. Gannon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Public opinion is vital to the functioning of the criminal justice system but it is not at all clear how best to establish what this is, and what views people have on different aspects of criminal justice and the criminal justice system. Politicians and the media often assume that the public wants harsher, tougher and longer sentences, and policies... more...

  • Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements and Youth Justiceby Kerry Baker; Alex Sutherland

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    This report provides a detailed exploration of MAPPA policy and practice in order to prompt further debate about the implications of the risk paradigm for young people and youth justice practitioners. more...