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    Criminal Injustice: An Evaluation of the Criminal Justice Process in Britain (Paperback) By (author) Frank Belloni, By (author) Jacqueline Hodgson

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    DescriptionDrawing upon a wealth of research evidence, this text examines the historical, structural, cultural and political tensions that exist within the criminal process and the ways in which routine injustices and wrongful convictions are produced. The nature of the now infamous miscarriage of justice cases is explored, together with the impact of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice Report of 1993 and the wave of legislation which followed it. Reforms such as curtailment of the right to silence and guilty plea sentence discounts reflect a shift from due process rhetoric to an overriding concern with the efficient use of resources in ways which benefit the system rather than protect the accused. The result, argue the authors, is a criminal justice process which is more, rather than less, likely to produce wrongful convictions.


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    Title
    Criminal Injustice
    Subtitle
    An Evaluation of the Criminal Justice Process in Britain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank Belloni, By (author) Jacqueline Hodgson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 368 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780333778838
    ISBN 10: 0333778839
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKW, 1DBKE
    BIC E4L: CRI
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JKVP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BIC subject category V2: LN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000
    DC21: 364.941
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKW, 1DBKE
    Thema V1.0: JKVP, LN
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    21 September 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Basingstoke
    Author Information
    JACQUELINE HODGSON was appointed Research Fellow at the University of Warwick in 1988 and took up the post of lecturer there in 1991. She is currently directing a project examining the investigations and prosecution of crime in France. FRANK BELLONI is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University.
    Table of contents
    Preface List of Cases List of Statutes List of Abbreviations The Criminal Justice System and Miscarriages of Justice in England and Wales Policing on the Ground - Gathering Evidence The Suspect at the Police Station Remedies for Police Misconduct The Right of Silence Prosecution, Bail and Trial Venue Disclosure and Sentence Discounts The Trial The Appellate System and Miscarriages of Justice Concluding Comments Bibliography Index