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Criminal justice : a very short introduction / Julian V. Roberts.

Roberts, Julian V. (Author).


The criminal justice system is wide ranging; from the crimes themselves and policing to the sentencing of offenders and prisons. In this Very Short Introduction Julian V. Roberts draws upon the latest research and current practices from a number of different countries around the world. Focusing on the adversarial model of justice found in common law countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, he discusses topics such as the uses of imprisonment, the effects of capital punishment, and the purposes of sentencing. Considering the role of the victim throughout the criminal justice system, as well as public knowledge and attitudes towards criminal justice, Roberts critically assesses the way in which the system functions and its importance around the world.

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  • ISBN: 9780198716495
  • ISBN: 0198716494
  • Physical Description: xvi, 137 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-132) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introducing criminal justice -- Between the crime and the court -- In court and on trial -- Why punish ... and how? -- In and out of prison -- Hearing the crime victim? -- The future of criminal justice -- Appendix : extract from the Court of Appeal judgement.
Subject: Criminal justice, Administration of.
Criminal justice, Administration of > Case studies.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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