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.
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
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
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About the Author(s)
About the author:
Professor Malcolm Davies is a criminologist and a Professor of Law at the University of West London.