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Author Joyce, Peter.

Title Crime and the criminal justice system / Peter Joyce
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2001


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Description 312 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. The causes of crime and deviancy -- 2. Crime and society -- 3. The methods, structure and organisation of policing -- 4. The governance of the police -- 5. The legal system -- 6. The punishment of offenders -- 7. Juvenile crime and the state's response -- 8. A criminal justice system for the twenty-first century
Summary "Crime is a key social problem and an issue of considerable political importance. Crime and the Criminal Justice System assesses the main theories concerned with the causes of crime (including white collar and corporate crime) and examines problems associated with the measurement of criminal activity." "The response of the state to crime is thoroughly evaluated in a detailed account of the workings of the criminal justice system in England and Wales. The book discusses the operations of all key agencies including the police, probation and prison services and the legal and youth justice systems. It also examines a number of contemporary issues affecting the criminal justice system including the partnership approach to crime prevention and the implementation of the 1999 Macpherson report." "The book provides an ideal introduction for students studying criminology, law and social science subjects and also to practitioners working in the criminal justice system. The account is fully up-to-date, devoting particular attention to reforms to the criminal justice system initiated by the 1997 Labour government."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Crime -- England.
Crime -- Wales.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- England.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Wales.
Criminal law -- England.
Criminal law -- Wales.
LC no. 2001431711
ISBN 0853238561
0853238669 (paperback)