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Author Roberts, Julian V.

Title Understanding public attitudes to criminal justice / Julian V. Roberts and Michael J. Hough
Published Maidenhead, Berkshire ; New York : Open University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 183 pages) : illustrations
Series Crime and justice
Crime and justice (Buckingham, England)
Contents Introduction to public opinion and criminal justice -- Public confidence in the criminal justice system -- Attitudes to the police -- Attitudes to sentencing and the courts -- Attitudes to prison and parole -- Attitudes to youth justice -- Attitudes to restoractive justice
Summary Which factors shape public opinion of criminal justice? How do the views of the public influence criminal justice policy and practice? This book provides an introduction to public attitudes towards criminal justice. It explores the public's lack of confidence in criminal justice processes, and summarizes findings on public attitudes towards the three principal components of the criminal process such as: the police, the courts, and the prison system. It examines the importance that people attach to different criminal justice functions, such as preventing crime, prosecuting and punishing offenders, and protecting the public. This book includes topics such as: youth justice and public opinion; public perception of restorative justice; penal populism and media treatment of crime; the reliability of public opinion polls; and, the drivers of public opinion. "Understanding Public Attitudes to Criminal Justice" provides an international perspective on the issues surrounding criminal justice and public opinion, drawing on research from the UK, the United States and Canada and a range of other countries including South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.; Key reading for students in criminology, criminal justice, and media studies, this book is also of value to researchers and those with an interest in crime and the media
Analysis Courts
Criminal justice overview texts
Criminal justice system
Criminal justice system analysis
Criminal justice system effectiveness
Public attitudes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-178) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Criminal justice, Administration of -- Great Britain -- Public opinion.
Form Electronic book
Author Hough, J. M.
ISBN 0335225802 (electronic bk.)
9780335225804 (electronic bk.)