Legitimacy and Criminal Justice: An International Exploration

Hardcover | December 21, 2013

EditorJustice Tankebe, Alison Liebling

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Based on an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Cambridge in May 2012, Legitimacy and Criminal Justice: An International Exploration brings together internationally renowned scholars from a range of disciplines including criminology, international relations, sociology andpolitical science to examine the meaning of legitimacy and advance its theoretical understanding within the context of criminal justice. In policy terms, the conference afforded a timely opportunity for criminal justice senior managers and researchers to discuss the practical applications andimplications of legitimacy for policing and prisons. This resulting volume aims to: advance conceptual understanding of legitimacy in the contexts of policing and criminal justice; to develop a better understanding of the implications of analyses of legitimacy for the practical contexts of policing, prisons and criminal justice; and to recognise thegrowing number of contexts in which criminal justice personnel encounter ethnically and religiously diverse communities, such as the acute dilemmas for legitimate authority posed by perceived terrorist threats. Attention is also devoted to the growing importance of international organisations inrelation to legitimacy, both in its international and domestic manifestations. The volume includes 16 substantial new contributions to this important field from leading political and theoretical scholars in the field, along with the results of several recent empirical studies. Together they constitute an unprecedented synthesis of disparate but leading thinkers in the growingfield of legitimacy scholarship and should be of value to social scientists across different disciplines and to criminal justice practitioners.

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Based on an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Cambridge in May 2012, Legitimacy and Criminal Justice: An International Exploration brings together internationally renowned scholars from a range of disciplines including criminology, international relations, sociology andpolitical science to examine the meaning of le...

Justice Tankebe is University Lecturer in Criminology at the Cambridge University Institute of Criminology. Alison Liebling is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Director of the Prisons Research Centre at the Cambridge University Institute of Criminology, and an editor of the Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:December 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PART 1: POLITICAL SCIENCE PERSPECTIVES ON LEGITIMACY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE1. John Dunn: Legitimacy and Democracy in the World Today2. David Beetham: Revisiting Legitimacy, Twenty Years on3. Jean-Marc Coicaud: Crime, Justice and Legitimacy: A Brief Theoretical InquiryPART 2: LEGITIMACY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES4. Anthony Bottoms and Justice Tankebe: "A Voice Within": Power-holders' Perspectives on Authority and Legitimacy5. Tom Tyler and Jon Jackson: Future Challenges in the Study of Legitimacy and Criminal Justice6. Ian Loader and Richard Sparks: Unfinished Business: Legitimacy, Crime Control and Democratic Politics7. Susanne Karstedt: Trusting Authorities: Legitimacy, Trust and Collaboration in Non-Democratic RegimesPART 3: SEEKING LEGITIMACY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONTEXTS8. Michael Levi: Legitimacy, Crimes and Compliance in 'the City': de maximis non curat lex?9. Jacqueline Hodgson: Legitimacy and State Responses to Terrorism10. Alison Liebling: "Legitimacy Under Pressure" in High Security Prisons11. Jonathan Simon: An Unenviable Task: How Federal Courts Legitimized Mass Incarceration12. Andrew Jefferson: The Situated Production of Legitimacy: Perspectives from the Global South13. Dirk van Zyl Smit: Legitimacy and the Development of International Standards for Punishment14. Peter Neyroud and Lawrence Sherman: Dialogue and Dialectic: Police Legitimacy and the New ProfessionalismPART 4: LEGITIMACY AND CRIME15. Manuel Eisner and Amy Nivette: Does Low Legitimacy Cause Crime? A Review of the Evidence16. Mike Hough, Jon Jackson and Ben Bradford: Legitimacy, Trust and Compliance: An Empirical Test of Procedural Justice Theory Using the European Social Survey

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"The authors of the individual papers contributed to this collection are all prominent authorities in their respective fields and the scope of the book is both comprehensive and interesting in that it brings together diverse academic disciplines. I can imagine that this will become anauthoritarian reference for many years to come." --P.A.J. Waddington, Professor of Social Policy, University of Wolverhampton