Criminal Justice and the Pursuit of Decency

Criminal Justice and the Pursuit of Decency

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A succession of miscarriages of justice have led many to doubt that British justice is the best in the world. Issues such as prison overcrowding and electronic tagging have also highlighted the way in which offenders are treated. In this study, Andrew Rutherford examines the beliefs and sentiments of those working within the criminal justice system. Prompting his work was the conviction that it is the values they hold that shape and determine policy. He interviewed senior professionals in the police, the courts and the prosecution, probation and prison services.
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  • Paperback | 211 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 19.05mm | 173g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0192852752
  • 9780192852755

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Working credos; the practice context; patterns of early development; turning-points; individuals and agencies; ways forward; practice leading policy.
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