Contemporary Issues in Criminology

Contemporary Issues in Criminology


Edited by Lesley Noaks, Edited by Etc., Edited by Michael Levi, Edited by Mike Maguire

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  • Publisher: University of Wales Press
  • Format: Paperback | 446 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 216mm x 25mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 20 July 1995
  • Publication City/Country: Wales
  • ISBN 10: 0708312977
  • ISBN 13: 9780708312971

Product description

Policing, crime, poverty, prison management - these are just some of the key issues facing society today. This book addresses such issues, raising questions that should be of interest not only to academic criminologists but also to all those involved in the criminal justice system.

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Table of contents

Part 1 Comparative criminology: policing apartheid - the discourses of the South African police, M. Brogden; the policing of culture in Trinidad and Tobago, M. Cain; in search of a third world criminology, I. Clegg and J. Whetton; comparative research in criminal justice, L. Zedner. Part 2 Criminal justice issues: inter-agency co-operation and community based crime prevention, A. Crawford and M. Jones; politics and prison management - the Northern Ireland experience, B. Gormally; fraudulent problems - antonomy and decision-making in the Serious Fraud Office, M. Levi; specialist activities in probation - confusion worse confounded, G. Mair; criminal justice cultures - negotiating bail and remand, F. Paterson and C. Whittaker; the supervision of offenders - what works?, C. Trotter. Part 3 Crime, poverty and the underclass: Criminal Justice Act 1991 - management of the underclass and the potentiality of community, S. Gardiner; criminology and the free market - theoretical and practical issues in everyday social life and everyday crime, I. Taylor. Part 4 Policing and prosecution: revising police powers - legal theories and policing practices in historical and contemporary contexts, D. Dixon; democracy, justice and the limits of policing - rethinking police accountability, I. Loader; the end of the public policing?, E. McLaughlin and K. Murji; authors meet critics - the case for the prosecution, R. Morgan.