Crime and Criminal Justice Policy

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Longman, 1995 - Social Science - 259 pages
Crime and Criminal Justice Policy provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of, and current debates surrounding, criminal justice and penal policy in Britain. Jargon-free and succinct it examines the important questions at the heart of one of the most complicated and controversial areas of social policy: What are the causes of the 'prisons' crisis'? What's the impact of the reforms in British policing? What sentences are available to the courts, how are they used, and why? Is juvenile crime out of control? How does the criminal justice system treat victims?
Crime and Criminal Justice Policy will be a key text for all students of social policy, sociology, criminology, criminal law and social work. It will also serve as an invaluable reference for probation officers, police officers, social workers, youth workers and professionals involved in criminal justice.

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Prisons and imprisonment in postwar Britain
The police and policing policy
the dilemma of care and control

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About the author (1995)

Tim Newburn is Head of Crime, Justice and Youth Studies at the Policy Studies Institute, London.

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