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Criminal Justice


Second Edition

Edited by Anthea Hucklesby and Azrini Wahidin

25 July 2013

ISBN: 9780199694969

392 pages

In Stock

Price: £44.99

Critical introduction to the UK's criminal justice system from a broad team of contributors


Criminal Justice provides a thorough, thought-provoking and critical introduction to the challenges faced by the UK's criminal justice system. A team of high-profile contributors each present a concise overview of their particular field of expertise, detailing key procedures and challenging students to engage with current and topical debates.

  • The collection takes a socio-legal approach to criminal justice with chapters written by criminologists, socio-legal scholars and lawyers
  • Each chapter includes review and discussion questions to pinpoint the key issues and help you engage with the subject
  • Suggestions for further reading encourage you to take your learning further
  • Provides both a thorough overview of the procedures central to the workings of the criminal justice system and a distillation of the topical debates that surround it, giving you all the information you need to appreciate how and why the system has developed in the way that it has, and to challenge and evaluate it
  • Accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, which provides a variety of resources to support lecturers using the textbook in their teaching, and valuable additional materials for students

New to this edition

  • All chapters have been completely revised and updated
  • A new chapter has been included on the policy landscape of criminal justice
  • Additional material incorporated into two chapters on the police and policing
  • New chapter included on the criminal courts
  • Additional chapters on innovative aspects of criminal justice: science and psychology in criminal justice

About the Author(s)

Edited by Anthea Hucklesby, Professor of Criminal Justice, School of Law, University of Leeds, and Azrini Wahidin, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Trent University

Anthea Hucklesby is Professor of Criminal Justice and Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in the School of Law, University of Leeds.

Azrini Wahidin is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Trent University.

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Anthea Hucklesby & Azrini Wahidin
    1:Criminal Justice: the policy landscape, Loraine Gelsthorpe
    2:The Police, Mike Rowe
    3:Policing: Context and practice, Graham Ellison
    4:The prosecution process, Anthea Hucklesby
    5:Courts and the trial process, Stephen Cammiss
    6:Justifications of punishment and questions of penal legitimacy, David Scott
    7:Sentencing, Gavin Dingwall
    8:Community sentences, George Mair
    9:The prison enterprise, Azrini Wahidin
    10:Victims in the criminal justice process, Matthew Hall
    11:Youth justice, Anna Souhami
    12:Gender and criminal justice, Margaret Malloch and Gill McIvor
    13:Race and ethnicity in the criminal justice process, Alpa Parmar
    14:Psychology and criminal justice, Joanna Adler
    15:Forensic science and criminal justice, Paul Roberts

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