Criminal Justice

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Anthea Hucklesby, Azrini Wahidin
OUP Oxford, Jul 25, 2013 - Law - 372 pages
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 a critical 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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Contents

Introduction
1
the policy landscape
17
2 The police
34
context and practice
57
4 The prosecution process
83
5 Courts and the trial process
105
6 Justifications of punishment and questions of penal legitimacy
126
7 Sentencing
145
10 Victims in the criminal justice process
202
11 Youth justice
222
12 Gender and criminal justice
247
13 Racism and ethnicity in the criminal justice process
267
14 Psychology and criminal justice
297
15 Forensic science and criminal justice
322
GLOSSARY
349
NAME INDEX
363

8 Community sentences
162
9 The prison enterprise
181

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Anthea Hucklesby, Professor of Criminal Justice, School of Law, University of Leeds,Azrini Wahidin, Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Queen's University, Belfast

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, Belfast

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