The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy: Essays in Honour of Roger Hood

Hardcover | April 8, 2004

EditorLucia Zedner, Andrew Ashworth

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The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy brings together leading international criminologists to examine the link between the fruits of criminological research and the development of criminal justice policy. This volume includes comparative discussions of the United States, Germany,Australia, England, and Wales. It is divided into four parts. Part 1 discusses the theoretical issues surrounding the relationship between public policy and the discipline of criminology. Part 2 consists of three essays exploring historical aspects of that relationship. Part 3 then examines threedistinct areas of penal policy: sentencing, policing, and parole, as case studies of the influence of research upon the development of policy. Finally, in Part 4, which is explicitly devoted to international comparisons, there is a consideration of the factors that distinguish research projectsthat do influence criminal justice policy from those that appear not to. The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy is a volume in honour of Roger Hood, Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Criminological Research in the University of Oxford.

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The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy brings together leading international criminologists to examine the link between the fruits of criminological research and the development of criminal justice policy. This volume includes comparative discussions of the United States, Germany,Australia, England, and Wales. It is divided int...

Lucia Zedner is Reader in Criminal Justice, Senior Law Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and an Associate Member of the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Oxford. From 1989-94 she was a lecturer at the London School of Economics, and from 1991-94 she was also assistant Director of the Mannheim Centre for Cr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:564 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.3 inPublished:April 8, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Lucia Zedner and Andrew Ashworth: Editors' IntroductionPart 1 The Theoretical Relationships between Research and Policy1. Richard V. Ericson: The Culture and Power of Criminological Research2. Nicola Lacey: Principles, Politics, and Criminal Justice3. Anthony E. Bottoms: Theoretical Reflections on the Evaluation of a Penal Policy InitiativePart 2 The Historical Development of Criminology as a Basis for Criminal Justice Policy4. Lucia Zedner: Useful Knowledge? Debating the Role of Criminology in Post-war Britain5. Sean McConville: Hearing not Listening: Penal Policy and the Political Prisoners of 1906-19216. Lord Windlesham: Ministers and Modernization: Criminal Justice Policy, 1997-2001Part 3 Criminological Research and Policy Change: Three Case Studies7. Andrew Ashworth: Sentencing and Sensitivity: A Challenge for Criminological Research8. Richard Young and Andrew Sanders: The Forester's Dilemma: The Influence of Police Research on Police Practice9. Stephen Shute: The Development of Parole and the Role of Research in its ReformPart 4 International Comparisons10. Heike Jung: The Renaissance of the Victim in Criminal Policy: A Reconstruction of the German Campaign11. Richard Harding: Influencing Policy: Successes and Failures of Criminological Research in Australia12. Michael Tonry and David A. Green: Criminology and Public Policy in the USA and UK

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`An excellent collection from highly distinguished contributors.'Denis Jones, Youth Justice