Prominent among the quests for post--9/11 security are developments in surveillance, especially at national borders. These developments are not new, but many of them have been extended and intensified.
Focusing on comparative criminal justice, this book examines the ways different countries and jurisdictions deal with the main stages and elements in the criminal justice process, from policing through to sentencing. It provides the reader with an understanding of the globalisation of justice and standards of the administration of justice.
A book on employment law for those studying human resource management, a business degree programme or the CIPD's employment law specialist elective. It covers the key areas of employment law from the formation of contracts of employment to the preservation of human rights.
Effective Communication in Criminal Justice is the perfect companion for any criminal justice course that discusses communication and writing. Authors Robert E. Grubb and K. Virginia Hemby teach students how to be both effective writers and communicators-essential skills for anyone interested in criminal justice.
A new edition to the core statutes series. Compiled in response to student need, Core Statutes on Criminal Justice and Sentencing is designed to provide the essential statutory material in an easily navigable format.
Terrorism has a long history but the devastating attacks of 9/11 transformed what had been seen as a relatively minor security issue into one of major global significance. This incisive new text provides an accessible and balanced assessment of political terror and its study and in the process rethinks many assumptions.
Explores the ways of defining and enacting social justice in the context of social welfare and crime control policies. This work considers the various ways in which social justice illuminates the multiple connections between social welfare and crime control policies, as well as the ambiguities, tensions and contradictions arising from them.
This volume synthesizes empirical evidence, documentary accounts and examples in order to give a minority perspective on the race and crime debate. It explores the options open in seeking to combat discrimination on racial grounds within the criminal-justice system since the Lawrence inquiry.
A guide for police officers of all ranks, designed to prepare them for attending court. This work demystifies and explains the court process. It covers the main features and processes of the four relevant courts for police officers - the Magistrate's Court, the Crown Court, the Youth Court and the Coroner's Court.
Offers a basic grounding in criminal justice, alongside pointers to further reading and advice on study skills. This title provides summaries of the course curriculum to aid exam revision and essay planning; key summaries of the approach taken by the main textbooks on the course; and guidance on the study skills required to pass the course.
This title is concerned with issues arising from developments in crime control. Criminologists explore the links between crime and risks through a range of themes, from the deptiction of crime in the media to the dilemmas of policing, to the punitvences of criminal justice systems.
This book contains the first major empirical study of policy transfer in the field of criminal justice and crime control. It focuses upon policy transfer from the USA to the UK, and undertakes a detailed examination of the processes of policy change in three key areas that have been widely perceived as imports from the USA.
Offers an account of the ideas and controversies that have arisen within law, philosophy, sociology and criminology about the punishment of criminals. This book summarises major philosophical ideas - retribution, rehabilitation, incapacitation - and discusses their strengths and weaknesses.
This text aims to encourage students to develop a deeper understanding of the context and the current workings of the criminal justice system. It offers a review of the major philosophical aims and sociological theories of punishment, the history of justice and punishment and the developing perspective of victimology.
How should you choose your dissertation topic? What is the best research method to adopt? What is going to make your dissertation achieve the best grades? This book provides a guide to various stages of the research and writing process for law students, and answers the many questions that face first-time researchers.
A highly personal criticism of the British legal system, its courts, its judges and its procedures. It takes women as the key example, showing how they have been adversely affected by images of women held by both lawyers and jurors. The author created the award-winning TV series, "Blind Justice".
The book is essential reading for criminology/criminal justice and social policy students; for students studying health related degrees; for researchers in criminal justice and the drugs field; criminal justice, drug treatment and health professionals; the media and members of the public who are interested in drug use and crime.
This is the first book to theorize modernization in the context of criminal justice. It provides a historically informed account tracing the evolving links between new public management and modernization as well as proposing a conceptual framework for understanding the impact of policies on each criminal justice agency in England and Wales.
A dictionary that deals with criminal justice from a UK perspective. It provides a comprehensive guide to the various aspects of the British criminal justice system, including its historical context and contemporary operations. It is suitable for both students and practitioners of criminal justice.
November 23rd, 2013. It was just another day in America; an unremarkable Saturday on which ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. It was just another day in the death of America, where on a daily average - seven children and teens are killed by guns. The author picked this day at random, searched for their families and tells their stories.
The Family Law & Society; Cases & Materials is an invaluable resource for students. Produced by an esteemed author team, it provides a wealth of carefully selected materials offering an overview of the social, economic, and political trends which have come to shape the law and contemporary family life.
The Concept of Law remains the most important work of legal philosophy in the English-speaking world. In this volume, written for both students and specialists, thirteen leading scholars look afresh at Hart's great book.
The 5th edition continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the Criminal Justice system. Fully up to date, it combines a description of the major agencies involved in the control of crime and the pursuit of justice with an introduction to criminal justice theory and key concepts in English criminal law.
This title is designed to help you to relate all the reading and study throughout your course specifically to exam and assignment situations. Understand quickly what is required, organise your revision, and learn the keypoints with ease, to get the grades you need. Tested with examiners and students.
Helps you find out how to protect your family, your money, your job, and your rights. This friendly guide also helps you discover how to: protect your child support rights; arm yourself against identity theft; clean up your credit and improve your credit score; hire the right attorney for your needs; and, draw up wills and living wills.
In 1986, Kris Maharaj, a British businessman living in Miami, was arrested for the brutal murder of two ex-business associates. His lawyer did not present a strong alibi; Kris was found guilty and sentenced to death in the electric chair.
Drawing on many years' experience of working in victim support, probation, mediation and restorative practices, Marian Liebmann uses pertinent case examples to illustrate how restorative justice can be used effectively to work with crime and its effects. Liebmann also examines how restorative justice is practised around the world.
This book provides a critical introduction to the intellectual reframing of the history, theory, policy and practice of youth justice and is an essential resource of key debates and controversies from across the range of disciplines engaged in the study of youth in the social sciences.
Trusts and Equity demystifies this complex subject, without oversimplifying the law, by means of clear explanations and contemporary applications. It also considers recent proposals for reform so that the reader can gain an understanding of the development of the law.
The third edition of this work on family law, comprising text, cases and materials, provides not only an explication of legal principle but also explores, primarily from a feminist perspective, some of the assumptions about, and constructions of, gender, sexual orientation, class and culture that underlie the law.
Law Express Question and Answer: Evidence is designed to help you get the most out of every answer you write by improving your understanding of what examiners are looking for, helping you to focus in on the question being asked and showing you how even a good answer can be improved.
Designed to help non-native English speakers improve their knowledge and understanding of core legal terminology, this workbook includes crosswords, puzzles and word games to test English vocabulary. Combining self-study exercises and practical speaking activities, it is useful for both home and class-based study.
For over 25 years Longman Dictionary of Law has been the authority the legal community turns to for full and accurate definitions. It provides students and practitioners with essential information relating to the study and practice of law.
This book examines the principles and theories behind how the criminal justice system operates, and tackles the controversial issues that surround it. The authors encourage readers to question the extent to which the criminal justice system achieves its aims.
Written by leading international experts on terrorist psychology, this volume offers a balanced, expert, and accessible account of the psychology of terrorists and terrorism. In providing a holistic account of the phenomenon, major topics include terrorists as individuals and as groups, the impact of terrorism, and how to respond to terrorism.