Crime And Criminal Justice Policy

Author: Tim Newburn
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582369559
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Previous edition, 1st, published in 1995 by Longman.

Crime And Power

Author: Philip Rawlings
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
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"This book presents the first extended history of criminal justice policy in England and Wales from the late seventeenth century to the late twentieth century, and provides an essential historical context for the study of the modern criminal justice system. Crime and Power traces the origins and development of the principal institutions of the criminal justice system - such as the police, capital punishment, transportation and prisons - and shows how governments have responded to crime through reformulations of criminal justice policy. A number of key themes emerge in the period covered by this book, including: how criminal justice policy has come out of the interplay between various factors, such as the relationship between central and local government, the development of bureaucracies, finance, and the contribution of particular individuals; the marginalisation of the victim in the criminal justice system as it became dominated by officials and experts whose supposed accountability and possession of expert knowledge were presented as important in ensuring that the system worked in the public interest. It is suggested, however, that as we stand at the end of the twentieth century, this burcaucracy seems to have failed in its task of controlling crime, and this failure has fuelled many of the current criticisms of the criminal justice system."

Psychology And Crime

Author: Peter B. Ainsworth
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
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Peter B. Ainsworth examines the relationship of psychology to crime, criminals and the different stages and aspects of the criminal justice system in this student text that will also be relevant to general readers trained in law.

Racism Crime And Justice

Author: Benjamin Bowling
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582299665
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A Companion To The History Of Crime And Criminal Justice

Author: Turner, Jo
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447325877
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Offering a succinct approach to the vocabulary and terminology of historical and contemporary approaches to crime and punishment, it includes concise but robust definitions of key terms and concepts from expert contributors in a user-friendly A-Z format with clear direction to related entries and further reading.

Offender Profiling And Crime Analysis

Author: Peter Ainsworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135995109
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Offender Profiling and Crime Analysis provides a highly readable account of the subject, and a picture of profiling which by no means accords with popular views and representations of what is involved. The book provides an overview of profiling techniques, offering some fascinating insights into the various approaches to profiling, and schools of thought, which have emerged − looking particularly at the work of the FBI, and of British and Dutch profilers.

The Culture Of Control

Author: David Garland
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022619017X
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The past 30 years have seen vast changes in our attitudes toward crime. More and more of us live in gated communities; prison populations have skyrocketed; and issues such as racial profiling, community policing, and "zero-tolerance" policies dominate the headlines. How is it that our response to crime and our sense of criminal justice has come to be so dramatically reconfigured? David Garland charts the changes in crime and criminal justice in America and Britain over the past twenty-five years, showing how they have been shaped by two underlying social forces: the distinctive social organization of late modernity and the neoconservative politics that came to dominate the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1980s. Garland explains how the new policies of crime and punishment, welfare and security—and the changing class, race, and gender relations that underpin them—are linked to the fundamental problems of governing contemporary societies, as states, corporations, and private citizens grapple with a volatile economy and a culture that combines expanded personal freedom with relaxed social controls. It is the risky, unfixed character of modern life that underlies our accelerating concern with control and crime control in particular. It is not just crime that has changed; society has changed as well, and this transformation has reshaped criminological thought, public policy, and the cultural meaning of crime and criminals. David Garland's The Culture of Control offers a brilliant guide to this process and its still-reverberating consequences.

Theories Of Crime And Punishment

Author: Claire Valier
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582437920
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This exciting new book in the Longman Criminology Series provides a critical introduction to the principal theories of crime and punishment from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The approach addresses the social and political context from which each theory emerged, as well as its place within the intellectual development of the discipline. Readers are offered guidance on a close reading of the original texts in the area, many of which are by now seen as classics. Both academic and popular ideas and images of crime and punishment are discussed.

Race And Criminal Justice

Author: Hindpal Singh Bhui
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026801
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'The social landscape of 'race' and 'ethnicity' within contemporary Britain has become increasingly diverse and complex. The old, exclusive research emphasis in criminology on the outcomes of social inequalities and policies is now challenged by an appreciation of how race and ethnicity are constructed and other theoretical perspectives. This collection of papers will introduce students to these subjects, and do so usefully by addressing contemporary themes that must be given attention by criminologists.' - Professor Simon Holdaway, University of Sheffield 'This collection provides useful and up-to-date information on the response of police, prosecution, prisons and probation services to the challenges of increasing ethnic diversity. It is an excellent source for students and practitioners concerned with reforming policy and improving practice.' - Professor David J. Smith, University of Edinburgh & London School of Economics This text delivers a comprehensive overview of race and ethnicity across the criminal justice system. It unpacks terms such as 'race', 'diversity' and 'multiculturalism' to equip students with a thorough understanding of this complex subject area. Featuring chapters by leading experts, Race and Criminal Justice provides a specialist introduction to each area of the criminal justice system, including police, prosecution, prisons and probation. It also features stimulating discussion of contemporary issues, such as criminal justice responses to refugees and asylum seekers, and the experiences of Muslims within the criminal justice system post-9/11 and 7/7. Each chapter follows a consistent structure, offering: " an overview of key theories relating to the study of race, ethnicity and criminal justice " analysis of research, policy and practice " chapter summaries and further reading to support understanding.

Victims And Victimology

Author: Jo Goodey
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582437791
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This book provides an introduction to the key debates within the area of victims and victimology. While the mainstay of the text focuses on victim-centred criminal and social justice developments in England and Wales, examples from around the world are provided in order to explore the victims ¿place¿ in the context of wider political and policy debates. The book¿s eight chapters, together with its introduction and end comment, describe and comment on some of the most salient developments, in recent years, in so-called ¿victim-centred¿ justice. Victims and Victimology is suitable for courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.