Responses to Crime, Volume 2: Penal Policy in the Making

Hardcover | March 1, 1991

byLord Windlesham

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Policies dealing with crime - or at least being seen to deal with it - are a central features of contemporary British political life. Crime and crime statistics receive wide exposure and evoke strong public outcry, and politicians are often judged as much by the speed and tone of theirreactions as by their considered responses. In this timely volume Lord Windlesham examines how criminal justice policy is first formulated and then enacted at Parliamentary and Government level. Drawing upon scholarly material and his experience as a former Home Office Minister, Lord Windleshamidentifies the pressures which traditionally and typically influence policy decisions. Emerging from his analysis is an appreciation of how the articulation of policy is often less coherent than it seems. Scholarly and accessible, this thought-provoking book will be of interest to the general reader as well as being required reading for academics and those involved in the administration of criminal justice today.

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Policies dealing with crime - or at least being seen to deal with it - are a central features of contemporary British political life. Crime and crime statistics receive wide exposure and evoke strong public outcry, and politicians are often judged as much by the speed and tone of theirreactions as by their considered responses. In th...

Lord Windlesham has served as Chairman of the Parole Board for England and Wales, a Minister at the Home Office and for Northern Ireland, and as Leader of the House of Lords. He is well-known as the author of the report on his inquiry into the controversial TV programme `Death on the Rock' (co-written with Richard Rampton QC). He a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:500 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.57 inPublished:March 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198254164

ISBN - 13:9780198254164

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`Important reading ... expecially for politicians and officials ... the lessons ... are revealing, provocative and sometimes disturbing.'The Times Literary Supplement