Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | July 30, 2015

byJulian V. Roberts

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The criminal justice system is wide ranging; from the crimes themselves and policing to the sentencing of offenders and prisons. In this Very Short Introduction Julian V. Roberts draws upon the latest research and current practices from a number of different countries around the world.Focusing on the adversarial model of justice found in common law countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, he discusses topics such as the uses of imprisonment, the effects of capital punishment, and the purposes of sentencing. Considering the role of the victimthroughout the criminal justice system, as well as public knowledge and attitudes towards criminal justice, Roberts critically assesses the way in which the system functions and its importance around the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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The criminal justice system is wide ranging; from the crimes themselves and policing to the sentencing of offenders and prisons. In this Very Short Introduction Julian V. Roberts draws upon the latest research and current practices from a number of different countries around the world.Focusing on the adversarial model of justice found ...

Julian V. Roberts is a Professor of Criminology in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. He is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Criminology and the Canadian Journal of Criminology. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Haifa Law School; School of Law, Kings College; the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.01 inPublished:July 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsPreface1. Introducing criminal justice2. Between the crime and court3. The case goes to court4. Why punish ... and how?5. The inside story of life inside6. Release from prison7. Hearing the victim?Postscript: the future of criminal justiceAppendix A: Court of Appeal JudgmentFurther reading