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- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 175.00
Following the abolition of the British slave trade in 1807, a group of politicians began to agitate for reform of England's "bloody code" of criminal statutes. This examines the politics and propaganda of criminal law reform from 1808 to the Whig succession to power in 1830. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00
This reference work on criminal justice in America looks at profiling and its use and misuse by legal and police authorities. It features a chronology of key events in American criminal justice including discussions of key court cases, developments in criminal procedure and more. more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 144.99
This account of criminal justice in Victorian England examines the gap between the formal laws and the unwritten law of the community, and analyzes how law-breakers were treated differently according to class, gender and status. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 109.99
Former minister and current British government legislator Lord Windlesham examines the American federal crime-control laws that surfaced before and after the 1994 "Republican Revolution" in Congress. He focuses on the pressure populist opinion and special interests exert on shaping crime policy. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
This book provides an introduction to public attitudes towards criminal justice. It explores the public's lack of confidence in criminal justice processes, and summarizes findings on public attitudes towards the three principal components of the criminal process: the police, the courts, and the prison system. It examines the importance that people... more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 26.00
'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...
- 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...
- 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...