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.
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.
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
This title concentrates on the broad patterns of policing. It asks questions such as: how was there a shift from communal responsibility to policing? and: what has been expected of the public and vice versa? It should be of interest to any one concerned with the history of policing.
Applied psychology has become important in police training and the academic study of policing. This book shows how psychological practices are applied to policing, reflecting the attention being given to this area in the light of concerns about training and its effectiveness.
This edited volume sets out, in a range of essays from leading experts and practitioners, the main concepts and philosophies behind the practical framework for intelligence gathering and analysis in UK policing. It is the first of its kind to give the theoretical context of current police practice across a wide range of intelligence-related areas.
This practical handbook offers guidance on good practice in core policing areas. It draws together practical advice across a wide range of police duties, along with extracts and explanations of official policy and guidance from ACPO, the NPIA/College of Policing and the National Centre for Policing Excellence.
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
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.
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.
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.
Controversial Issues in Prisons is a textbook designed to explore eight of the most controversial aspects of imprisonment in England and Wales today. It is primarily a book about the people who are sent to prison and what happens to them when inside.
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.
The New Policing provides a comprehensive introduction to the critical issues confronting policing today. It incorporates an overview of traditional approaches to the study of the police with a discussion of current perspectives.
This book offers an ethnographical investigation of contemporary police culture based on extensive field work across a range of ranks and units in the UK's police force. Through direct observation of operational policing and interviews, the author assesses the impact of three decades of social, economic and political change on police culture.
Provides a positive and realistic view of the contribution the probation service can make to the criminal justice system. The book covers court work, face-to-face work with offenders, wider work in the community and probation organization and management. It reflects current legislation and policy.
Written in the post 9/11 context this book considers the efficacy of theory and policy relating to questions of victimhood to accommodate the current political and cultural climate and offers a critical understanding of both. It adopts an explicitly cross-cultural position on these questions.
The only portable step-by-step guide to the processes and actions involved in the role of a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO), offering practical advice, cases, and checklists for each stage of the investigation, and tackling key areas such as media liaison and sudden and unexplained child deaths.
A comprehensive, practical handbook covering criminal investigations, and outlining the legal procedures and operational protocols relating to specific offences. Covers the key stages of conducting and managing an investigation, with specific guidance on crime scene management, evidence preservation, and witness and suspect management.
This book is designed to be an invaluable, practical source of help to police officers and others working with vulnerable witnesses. Structured to follow the chronology of an investigation, the book includes helpful case studies with examples outlining potential pitfalls during the investigation and possible solutions.