Davies, Croall & Tyrer's Criminal Justice

Series
Longman
Author
Malcolm Davies  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
648
Pub.-date
March 2015
ISBN13
9781408283059
ISBN
1408283050
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Description

 The 5th edition continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the Criminal Justice system. Fully up to date, it combines a description of the major agencies involved in the control of crime and the pursuit of justice with an introduction to criminal justice theory and key concepts in English criminal law.

Features

  • Policy issues and the varied responses to crime are identified to build knowledge of current debates
  • Each chapter includes review questions and exercises, further reading, extracts from primary and secondary sources and a chronology of key dates in order to deepen understanding

New to this Edition

This new edition has been fully updated to cover all important developments including Police and Crime Commissioners, the Sentencing Council, the National Crime Agency, responses to new forms of terrorism and historic allegations of sexual abuse.

Table of Contents

Guided Tour

Preface

List of figures

List of tables

Chronology of key dates in the development of criminal justice in England and Wales

 

Part A  Introduction to criminal justice

Chapter 1: What is criminal justice?

Chapter 2: What is crime?

Chapter 3: Victims and the impact of crime

Chapter 4: Governmental, political and administrative context of criminal justice in England and Wales

Chapter 5: Crime prevention and reduction

 

Part B   Criminal justice process: law enforcement

Chapter 6: The police

Chapter 7: Prosecution, caution and diversion

Chapter 8: Youth justice

 

Part C Criminal justice process: criminal courts

Chapter 9: Criminal courts, judiciary and pre-trial procedures

Chapter 10: The trial and establishing guilt

 

Part D Criminal justice process: penal system

Chapter 11: Sentencing aims and process

Chapter 12: Punishment philosophies and penal paradigms

Chapter 13: Prisons

Chapter 14: Probation Service and community penalties

Chapter 15: Conclusion

 

Glossary of criminal justice terms

Appendix Practical Exercises

Bibliography

Index

Back Cover

 

Criminal Justice offers a comprehensive introduction to the criminal justice system in England & Wales. The perfect companion for anyone studying criminal justice as part of a law or criminology degree, it is designed to ensure you understand:

·    The criminal justice process, institutions, personnel and agencies which work within it

·    The purpose and role of the criminal justice system in the 21st century

·    Different models of criminal justice and the underlying theories and perspectives which underpin them

·    Current criminal justice laws and policies

This new edition has been fully updated to cover all important developments including Police and Crime Commissioners, the Sentencing Council, the National Crime Agency, responses to new forms of terrorism and historic allegations of sexual abuse.

 

About the author:

Professor Malcolm Davies is a criminologist and a Professor of Law at the University of West London.

 

For additional web updates accompanying this text please visit http://www.pearsoned.co.uk/legalupdates

 

Author

About the author:

Professor Malcolm Davies is a criminologist and a Professor of Law at the University of West London.