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Crime and Criminal Justice Policy

Crime and Criminal Justice Policy

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By (author) Tim Newburn

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  • Publisher: LONGMAN
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 18mm | 898g
  • Publication date: 25 September 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 058236955X
  • ISBN 13: 9780582369559
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 1,573,732

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"This is an outstanding introduction to the history, development and current issues of some key areas of criminal justice policy in England and Wales...It is well written, easy to follow...A superb student text but also a most for anyone new to the field." - Labour Campaign for Criminal JusticeCrime and Criminal Justice Policy is an introduction to the history of British criminal justice policy and a survey of the current debates about the British criminal justice and penal systems. It is a comprehensive and user friendly introduction to the field. The book covers not just the courts, probation and prison services but also policing, crime prevention and the issues surrounding the treatment of victims by the criminal justice system.This new edition provides a substantial update and revision, and records the major changes in criminal justice policy and legislation over the last decade, particularly those introduced by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, and the Police Reform Act 2002.

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"This is an outstanding introduction to the history, development and current issues of some key areas of criminal justice policy in England and Wales...It is well written, easy to follow...A superb student text but also a most for anyone new to the field." Labour Campaign for Criminal Justice

Table of contents

Introduction 1 The emergence of the modern penal system The emergence of a new penal system? The inter-War years 2 Prisons and imprisonment in post-War Britain The Criminal Justice Act 1967 Grievances among the incarcerated The May Report The prison crisis escalates Strangeways and the Woolf Report The response to Woolf Privatisation and penal policy The aims of imprisonment? The 1990s and beyond: the spectre of mass incarceration 3 The new police and the emergence of policing policy The emergence of the modern police service The police and policing after the Royal Commission The Royal Commission on the Police 1960 The Police Act 1964 The introduction of Unit Beat Policing The uncovering of corruption in the 1970s A changing political context: policing after 1979 Urban unrest and policing the riots Policing the miners' strike The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 Police investigation Police accountability Police complaints Financing the police The spectre of privatisation Crime prevention and community policing 4 Policing: the 1990s and beyond The White Paper on police reform The Sheehy Inquiry The Royal Commission on Criminal Justice The Home Office Review of Core and Ancillary Tasks The Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 Other aspects of centralisation Policing under 'New' Labour' The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 The Patten Inquiry Police reform programme Conclusion 5 Crime prevention and community safety Defining crime prevention The rebirth of crime prevention The problem of governance New Labour and community safety Conclusion 6 Probation: from advise, assist and befriend to punishment in the community The origins of the probation service The Probation of Offenders Act 1907 The emergence of bureaucracy The rise of the 'diagnostician' From alternatives to custody' to 'punishment in the community' Statement of National Objectives and Priorities Punishment, custody and the community Enter the auditors Crime, justice and protecting the public The Criminal Justice Act 1991 The probation service and 'What Works' Concluding comments 7 Sentencing and non-custodial penalties The probation order Community service orders The fine The suspended sentence of imprisonment The Criminal Justice Act 1991 Retreat from the 1991 Act Sentencing reform Conclusion 8 Youth crime and youth justice Introduction Juvenile crime The history of juvenile justice The rediscovery of populist punitiveness New Labour and youth justice The influence of restorative justice Conclusion 9 Victims and criminal justice policy Compensation by the offender and the state p;Compensation by the state Compensation by the offender The emergence of restorative justice The re-emergence of feminism Rape and domestic violence Child abuse The rise of Victim Support Progress since the 1990s Conclusion 10 Conclusion: the future of criminal justice policy Managerialism and financial control Local autonomy or state control? A return to penal populism Crime, government and image management Bibliography