Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice : An Introduction

By (author) Peter Joyce

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This book provides a comprehensive, up to date and detailed introduction to the criminal justice system for students and practitioners needing to know about this. It assesses the main theories concerned with the causes of crime (including white collar and corporate crime), and provides a detailed account and analysis of the response of the state to crime in England and Wales. It discusses the operation of all key agencies, including the police, probation and prison services, and the legal and youth justice systems. It also examines a number of contemporary issues affecting the criminal justice system, including the partnership approach to crime prevention, the implementation of the Macpherson report and the issue of race and crime more generally; and examines a number of important new areas within criminal justice, such as restorative justice. The book is an ideal text for students taking courses in criminal justice, or studying criminal justice as a component of a broader course in criminology or the social sciences more generally. It has a wide range of student friendly features, including questions and answers, case studies, chapter summaries, website resource guide, glossary of key terms, and is written in a highly accessible manner.

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  • Paperback | 588 pages
  • 168 x 240 x 38mm | 1,120.38g
  • 30 Sep 2006
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Willan Publishing
  • Cullompton
  • English
  • New.
  • 1843921820
  • 9781843921820
  • 468,654

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Peter Joyce lectures in criminology and politics at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an experienced and successful textbook author, and the author of An Introduction to Politics (Hodder).

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