Criminal Justice

Paperback | September 22, 2013

EditorAnthea Hucklesby, Azrini Wahidin

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What is the criminal justice system for? How does it operate? How does it treat victims, suspects, defendants and offenders? Does it work? Is it fair? Criminal Justice provides a thought-provoking and critical introduction to the challenges faced by the UK's criminal justice system including policing, sentencing and punishment at the beginning of the 21st Century. Expert contributors, including criminologists and lawyers, provide students with acritical introduction to issues, institutions and agencies which shape the operation of the criminal justice system. A fascinating book which provides students from a range of disciplines including criminology, law, sociology, psychology and social policy with knowledge and understanding of the key areas of the subject and an appreciation of contemporary debates, policies and perspectives. Each chapter features questions, summaries, tables, diagrams, annotated further reading and weblinks, to ensure the book is as accessible and engaging as possible, and provides clear guidance on further study. An illuminating glossary of key terms is also included. Online Resource Centre: This title is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre containing an online version of the glossary of key terms and annotated web links. Adopting lecturers will also have access to a test bank of multiple choice questions with answers and feedback.

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What is the criminal justice system for? How does it operate? How does it treat victims, suspects, defendants and offenders? Does it work? Is it fair? Criminal Justice provides a thought-provoking and critical introduction to the challenges faced by the UK's criminal justice system including policing, sentencing and punishment at the ...

Anthea Hucklesby is Professor of Criminal Justice and Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in the School of Law, University of Leeds. Azrini Wahidin is Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Programme Director for Criminology in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work at Queen's University, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:September 22, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199694966

ISBN - 13:9780199694969

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1. Anthea Hucklesby and Azrini Wahidin: Introduction2. Loraine Gelsthorpe and Anthea Hucklesby: Criminal Justice: the policy landscape3. Mike Rowe: The Police4. Graham Ellison: Policing: Context and practice5. Anthea Hucklesby: The prosecution process6. Steven Cammiss: Courts and the trial process7. David Scott: Justifications of punishment and questions of penal legitimacy8. George Mair: Community sentences9. Azrini Wahidin: The prison enterprise10. Matthew Hall: Victims in the criminal justice process11. Anna Souhami: Youth justice12. Margaret Malloch and Gill McIvor: Gender and criminal justice13. Alpa Parmar: Race and ethnicity in the criminal justice process14. Joanna Adler: Psychology and criminal justice15. Paul Roberts: Forensic science and criminal justice