Policy Networks in Criminal Justice

Policy Networks in Criminal Justice


Edited by Mick Ryan, Edited by Stephen P. Savage, Edited by David Wall, By (author) Mick Ryan

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Hardback | 244 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 225mm x 22mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0333750241
  • ISBN 13: 9780333750247
  • Illustrations note: index

Product description

This volume is a comprehensive collection of studies on the workings of pressure groups in criminal justice and the articulation of pressure group politics and criminal justice policymaking. Against a back cloth of policy networks theory, the authors examine the role and activities of professional associations in the areas of policing, probation, law and the courts, together with campaigning groups, such as those in the areas of penal reform, civil liberties and victims. In addition, the book includes a study of the growing role of local authorities in the world of criminal justice.

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Author information

MICK RYAN is Professor of Penal Policy at the University of Greenwich. He has been closely associated with the British pressure group INQUEST which investigates deaths in police and prison custody. He is author of Lobbying from Below, The Acceptable Pressure Group, and is co-editor of Privatization and the Penal System, The Politics of Public Reform and Western European Penal Systems. STEPHEN SAVAGE is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth. He has published widely in the politics of criminal justice and policing. He is author of The Theories of Talcott Parsons and co-editor of Core Issues in Policing, Public Policy in Britain, Public Policy under Blair and Public Policy under Thatcher. DAVID WALL is Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds. He is the author of The Chief Constables of England and Wales and co-editor of Cyberspace Crime, Crime and the Internet and The Internet, Law and Society.

Table of contents

Notes on Contributors Analyzing Criminal Justice Policymaking: Towards a Policy Networks Approach; S.Cope The Bobby Lobby: Police Association and the Policy Process; S.Charman & S.Savage Influencing or Influenced? The Probation Service and Criminal Justice Policy; M.Nash Policy Networks and the Legal Profession: An Advocacy Coalition in Crisis?; J.Creaton, D.Wall & P.Starie The Courts: New Court Management and Old Court Ideologies; B.Fitzpatrick, D.Wall, C.Walker & P.Seago Networking and Crime Control at the Local Level; A.Edwards & J.Beynon Civil Liberty: Networking Criminal Justice in Defence of Civil Liberties 1979-1999; M.Ryan The Victims Lobby; S.Walklate Index