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Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Julian V. Roberts

August 2015

ISBN: 9780198716495

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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In this Very Short Introduction Julian V. Roberts identifies the principal objectives of the criminal justice system and the way in which it works around the world. Analysing a number of case studies about a wide variety of issues, including court processes, sentencing, and prison life, he draws upon the latest research and practice.

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In this Very Short Introduction Julian V. Roberts identifies the principal objectives of the criminal justice system and the way in which it works around the world. Analysing a number of case studies about a wide variety of issues, including court processes, sentencing, and prison life, he draws upon the latest research and practice.

  • Explores all aspects of the criminal justice system, from the crime itself to the courthouse, to prison and the victims of crime
  • Uses a number of cases to illustrate the important elements of criminal justice
  • Draws upon the latest research findings from around the world
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Julian V. Roberts, Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford

Julian V. Roberts is a Professor of Criminology in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. He is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Criminology and the Canadian Journal of Criminology. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Haifa Law School; School of Law, Kings College; the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge; the Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto; the School of Criminology, Catholic University of Leuven; the Department of Criminology, Université Libre de Bruxelles; and the Department of Justice, Canada.

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Preface
    1:Introducing criminal justice
    2:Between the crime and court
    3:The case goes to court
    4:Why punish ... and how?
    5:The inside story of life inside
    6:Release from prison
    7:Hearing the victim?
    Postscript: the future of criminal justice
    Appendix A: Court of Appeal Judgment
    Further reading

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