The book is a thematic examination of crime prevention, covering core areas of race, youth, community, and globalisation. Written in an accessible style with a focus on pedagogy, this is a key text for undergraduates in criminology.
A reference for the increasing number of people studying in, working in prisons and working with prisoners. This dictionary covers key aspects of criminal justice and the criminal justice system. It features approximately 300 entries (of between 500 and 1500 words) on key terms and concepts arranged alphabetically.
Including chapters on policing and forensics, this title offers a comprehensive overview of policing in the UK, and is a useful reference point combining the expertise of leading academic experts on policing and policing practitioners themselves.
A guide to the world and work of the Prison Officer, showing the centrality of staff-prisoner relationships to different operations carried out by officers. It is suitable for those with an interest in the work of a prison officer and established and aspiring officers.
Covers aspects of criminal justice and the criminal justice system. This dictionary contains entries which include summary definition, main text and key texts and sources. It takes account of emerging occupational and Skills for Justice criteria.
Brings together some of the world's leading surveillance scholars to discuss the "why" question. This book is about explaining surveillance processes and practices in contemporary society. It explores the theoretical questions in a way that is grounded in and attuned to empirical realities.
This book aims to bring together the key readings, which constitute the core of policing studies, setting them within the necessary theoretical, social and political context, and providing an explanatory commentary
Why would you kill your neighbour? Based on the best part of a decade embedded with the homicide units of the LAPD, this work of reportage takes us onto the streets, inside the homes and into the lives of a community wracked by a homicide epidemic.
Community penalties are court-ordered punishments, falling between imprisonment and fines, and involve some contact by a criminal justice agency. This work looks at the current debate on which policy pressures may be dominant over community penalties in the future.
This work aims to provide an in-depth overview of forensic psychology, demonstrating the scope and techniques of forensic psychology in key areas of research, policy and practice. It raises questions for research, and shows ways in which it can aid the practice of criminal justice.
Supporting students across their entire module, this authoritative and widely respected text has been fully updated to include the most recent changes in the field and has expanded coverage of restorative justice, gender, and comparative issues
In this unique book, the authors present, for the first time, information from over a hundred strategic police leaders in 22 countries about how they are selected for high office, how they are held to account and what their views are on current and future challenges in policing.
Assesses the scientific knowledge on the effectiveness of crime prevention programs internationally. Reviewing more than 600 scientific evaluations of programs intended to prevent crime in various settings, this book grades programs on their validity using "the scientific methods scale."
How does the law deal with young offenders, and to what extend does the law protect and promote the rights of young people in conflict with the law? This title addresses these central issues and examines the legal response to the phenomenon of youth offending, and the contemporary forces that shape the law.
This book brings together current knowledge about sex offending on the internet. Nine chapters cover topics such as the social and legal changes that led to the identification of internet sex offenders as a distinct group of offenders, how internet sex offenders operate, and policing the internet. In-depth case studies are used throughout.
This work provides an introduction to the key debates within the area of victims and victimology. It focuses on victim-centred criminal and social justice developments in England and Wales, and also provides examples from around the world in order to explore the victims 'place' in the context of wider political and policy debates.
The concept of a social capitala is currently the focus of an explosion of interest in the research and policy community. It refers to the social networks, informal structures and norms that facilitate individual and collective action.
Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. This title gives students a place to test themselves and review the material so they are well prepared for their examinations.