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Criminal Justice

Fourth Edition

Andrew Sanders, Richard Young, and Mandy Burton

July 2010

ISBN: 9780199541317

848 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Price: £36.99

Examines the principles and theories behind the criminal justice system and tackles the controversial issues that surround it

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This book examines the principles and theories behind how the criminal justice system operates, and tackles the controversial issues that surround it. The authors encourage readers to question the extent to which the criminal justice system achieves its aims.

  • The authors provide a rigorous and stimulating critique of the criminal justice system, encouraging students to question the extent to which it achieves its aims
  • The text includes discussion and analysis of a broad range of research, undertaken by a number of specialists including authors themselves, who are widely considered to be at the forefront of the field
  • Includes summaries and selected further reading to pinpoint the key issues and to help students engage with and read around the subject
  • The fourth edition is supported by an accompanying Online Resource Centre, which provides updates to the law and web links to relevant legislation and news stories

New to this edition

  • An experienced new co-author, Dr. Mandy Burton, joins the writing team for the fourth edition
  • The text now features chapter summaries and selected further reading lists to support the student and encourage further research
  • The fourth edition is supported by a new Online Resource Centre providing updates to the law and web links to relevant legislation, news stories, and radio programmes
  • The content of the book has been fully updated to include coverage of new legislation, case law, research and policy developments
  • The text is informed by the authors' own specialist research into penalty notices for disorder and integrated domestic violence courts

About the Author(s)

Andrew Sanders, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Birmingham, Richard Young, Professor of Law and Policy Research, University of Bristol, and Mandy Burton, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Leicester

Table of Contents

    1:The aims and values of 'criminal justice'
    2:Stop and search
    3:Arrest
    4:Detention in the police station
    5:Police questioning of suspects
    6:Non-interrogatory evidence
    7:Prosecutions
    8:The mass production of guilty pleas
    9:Summary justice in the magistrates' court
    10:Trial by judge and jury
    11:Appeals against conviction
    12:Remedying police malpractice
    13:Victims, the accused and the future of criminal justice

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