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Sanders & Young's Criminal Justice

Fifth Edition

Lucy Welsh, Layla Skinns, and Andrew Sanders

22 June 2021

ISBN: 9780199675142

768 pages

In Stock

Price: £44.99

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


Sanders and Young's Criminal Justice is an engaging account and a rigorous critique of the criminal justice system, drawing on a wide breadth of research in the field.

  • A rigorous and stimulating critique of the criminal justice system by leading researchers in the field providing a firm basis for your studies
  • Discussion and analysis of a broad range of research giving a well-rounded perspective on the discipline
  • Suggested reading at the end of chapters and a full bibliography aids further research

New to this edition

  • Fully updated with latest developments in research, policy, and law.
  • Two new thematic chapters: Inequalities and criminal justice and When things go wrong in the criminal justice process discuss cross-cutting issues in criminal justice.
  • Content on prosecutions and the mass production of guilty pleas, appeal processes, and issues relating to victims has been reorganised and restructured.

About the Author(s)

Lucy Welsh, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex, Layla Skinns, Reader in Criminology, University of Sheffield, and Andrew Sanders, Head of School of Law, University of Warwick

Table of Contents

    1:The aims and values of 'criminal justice'
    2:Stop and search
    4:Detention in the police station
    5:Police questioning of suspects
    6:Non-interrogatory evidence and covert policing
    7:Prosecutions and constructing guilt
    8:Summary justice in the Magistrates' courts
    9:Trial by judge and jury
    10:Inequalities and criminal justice
    11:When things go wrong in the criminal justice process
    12:Victims, the accused and the future of criminal justice

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