Criminal Justice


  • Author : Andrew Sanders,Richard Young,Mandy Burton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2010-07-15
  • ISBN : 0199541310
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This text concentrates on the apprehension, investigation and trial of suspected offenders, overlaying its analysis with a critical appraisal of the system and suggesting pointers to improvement.

From Social Justice to Criminal Justice


  • Author : William C. Heffernan,John Kleinig
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2000-04-20
  • ISBN : 9780195351583
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The economically deprived come into contact with the criminal court system in disproportionate number. This collection of original, interactive essays, written from a variety of ideological perspectives, explores some of the more troubling questions and ethical dilemmas inherent in this situation. The contributors, including well-known legal and political philosophers Philip Pettit, George Fletcher, and Jeremy Waldron, examine issues such as heightened vulnerability, indigent representation, and rotten social background defenses.

Criminal Justice


  • Author : Deborah Drake,John Muncie,Louise Westmarland
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 113584691X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Criminal Justice: Local and Global and its sister text Crime: Local and Global are two new teaching texts that aim to equip the reader with a critical understanding of the globally contested nature of 'crime' and'justice'. Through an examination of key concepts and criminological approaches, the books illuminate the different ways in which crime is constructed, conceived and controlled. International case studies are used to demonstrate how 'crime' and 'justice' are historically and geographically located in terms of the global/local context, and how processes of criminalisation and punishment are mediated in contemporary societies. Criminal Justice: Local and Global covers the way the 'local' can be widened out to look at international, transnational and supranational aspects of justice. This means that issues such as corporate crime and human rights can be discussed in a comparative and critical way, examining the possibility, for example of an International Criminal Court, cross-national jurisdictions of regulation and control (such as Interpol) and so on. Each chapter covers a different area of regulation, punishment and process. Unlike previous texts, the book's approach will be an innovative approach to widen 'justice' to encompass considerations beyond simple, local jurisdictions. The book will take instances of 'justice' in one jurisdiction and use global examples to illustrate how ambiguous the concept of 'justice' can be.

Criminal Justice Ethics


  • Author : Cyndi Banks
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 1412958326
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Criminal Justice Ethics: Theory and Practice 2/e takes a sociological approach to criminal justice ethics by emphasizing the social and historical aspects of ethical inquiry. The author presents a unique discussion of ethical issues by exploring moral dilemmas faced by professionals in the criminal justice system before examining the major theoretical foundations of ethics. This distinct organization allows readers to understand real life ethical issues before grappling with philosophical approaches to the resolution of those issues.

Criminal Justice


  • Author : Julian V. Roberts
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2015
  • ISBN : 0198716494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The criminal justice system is wide ranging: it covers crimes, policing, the sentencing of offenders, and prisons. This title draws upon the latest research and current practices from around the world. Focusing on the adversarial model of justice found in common law countries such as the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, it discusses topics such as the uses of imprisonment, the effects of capital punishment, and the purposes of sentencing. Considering the role of the victim, as well as public knowledge and attitudes towards criminal justice, it assesses the way in which the system functions.

Profiling and Criminal Justice in America


  • Author : Jeffrey B. Bumgarner
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 1851094695
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A much-needed reference work on one of the hottest subjects today—profiling and its use and misuse by legal and police authorities. * Includes a chronology of key events in American criminal justice including discussions of key court cases, developments in criminal procedure, the development of sentencing guidelines, civil rights milestones, and examples of court-sanctioned profiling such as the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II * Includes brief biographies of key people such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Douglas, Jesse Jackson, and Janet Reno

Information Technology and the Criminal Justice System


  • Author : April Pattavina
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780761930198
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Information Technology and the Criminal Justice System suggests that information technology in criminal justice will continue to challenge us to think about how we turn information into knowledge, who can use that knowledge, and for what purposes. In this text, editor April Pattavina synthesizes the growing body of research in information technology and criminal justice. Contributors examine what has been learned from past experiences, what the current state of IT is in various components of the criminal justice system, and what challenges lie ahead.

Criminal Justice in Ireland


  • Author : Paul O'Mahony
  • Publisher : Institute of Public Administration
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9781902448718
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Comprehensive overview of the Irish criminal justice system, its current problems and its vision for the future. Collection of essays by major office-holders, experienced practitioners, leading academics, legal scholars, sociologists, psychologists, philosophers and educationalists.

Criminal Justice


  • Author : George S. Bridges,Joseph G. Weis,Robert D. Crutchfield
  • Publisher : Pine Forge Press
  • Release : 1996-02-22
  • ISBN : 9780803990807
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Presents the field accurately and completely in a way that is understandable to undergraduates. Includes a rich collection of carefully edited classic and contemporary articles. Contains framing essays written by the Editors.

The Psychology and Law of Criminal Justice Processes


  • Author : Roger J. R. Levesque
  • Publisher : Nova Publishers
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9781594543128
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Psychological science now reveals much about the law's response to crime. This is the first text to bridge both fields as it presents psychological research and theory relevant to each phase of criminal justice processes. The materials are divided into three parts that follow a comprehensive introduction. The introduction analyses the major legal themes and values that guide criminal justice processes and points to the many psychological issues they raise. Part I examines how the legal system investigates and apprehends criminal suspects. Topics range from the identification, searching and seizing to the questioning of suspects. Part II focuses on how the legal system establishes guilt. To do so, it centres on the process of bargaining and pleading cases, assembling juries, providing expert witnesses, and considering defendants' mental states. Part III focuses on the disposition of cases. Namely, that part highlights the process of sentencing defendants, predicting criminal tendencies, treating and controlling offenders, and determining eligibility for such extreme punishments as the death penalty. The format seeks to give readers a feeling for the entire criminal justice process and for the role psychological science has and can play in it.