Law, Power, and Justice in England and Wales

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Ian K. McKenzie
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998 - Law - 220 pages
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Written by some of the leading academic commentators on policing and the criminal justice system in England and Wales, this collection examines the relationship between the law, the application of power, and the administration of justice in these areas.

McKenzie brings together a number of key thinkers in the field of criminal justice and policing in the United Kingdom. The essays provide insights into the leading, and often critical, edge of thinking about the nature of law, power, and justice in England and Wales.

Examining such areas as the courts, policing, and the prison system, this book also considers criminal activity in two arenas: the nature and responses to street-level crime and the nature of terrorist activity. The involvement of minorities in the system as victims, as defendants, and as police officers and the growing need for Europe-wide police responses to international and transnational crime are also considered. Criminal justice statistics, radical criminological thought in England and Wales, and the politics of criminal justice are also examined."

 

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Contents

Criminal Courts in England and Wales
5
Street Crime in England and Wales
19
Violent Business? Networking Terrorism and Organised Crime
37
Policing in England and Wales
59
Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
77
The European Dimension
95
Prisons and Alternatives to Prison
113
Crime Statistics
131
Developments in Radical Criminology in England and Wales
153
The Politics of Criminal Justice Policy
175
Films Videos and Television Programmes
193
Recommended Readings
197
References
199
Index
219
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About the author (1998)

IAN K. McKENZIE is Director of the Institute of Police and Criminological Studies at the University of Portsmouth, England. A former London police officer who retired with the rank of Superintendent, McKenzie has published widely on the interface between psychology and policing.

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