An Introduction to the Criminal Justice
System in England & Wales
By Malcolm Davies, et al.
Longman / Pearson Education
509 pages, Illustrated, 6 ¾” x 9 ¾”
$72.50 Paper Original
This book is a popular and comprehensive introductory-level guide to the agencies of the criminal justice system. It provides basic information about the various agencies, their legal responsibilities and duties, and the social and political context in which they operate. The book outlines the basics of English criminal law and defines crime and the responses to it.
Areas covered include: the police, the probation service, prisons, the magistrates courts, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Crown Court. Covered within these areas are: the structure of Criminal Appeals, The Criminal Cases Review Commission, the prison ombudsman, the parole board and the role of the Home Office.
BRIEF CONTENTS: Davies, Croall and Tyrer Criminal Justice (3rd edn)]
List of Figures
Table of Cases
Chronology of Key Dates in the Development of Criminal Justice in England and Wales
PART A INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Chapter 1 What is Criminal Justice?
Chapter 2 What is Crime?
Chapter 3 Victims and the Impact of Crime
Chapter 4 Governmental, Political and Administrative Context of Criminal Justice in
England and Wales
Chapter 5 Crime Prevention and Reduction
PART B CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS: LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 6 The Police
Chapter 7 Prosecution, Caution and Diversion
Chapter 8 Youth Justice
PART C CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS: CRIMINAL COURTS
Chapter 9 Criminal Courts, Judiciary and Pre-trial Procedure
Chapter 10 The Trial and Establishing Guilt
PART D CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS: PENAL SYSTEM
Chapter 11 Sentencing Aims and Process
Chapter 12 Punishment Philosophies and Penal Paradigms
Chapter 13 Prisons
Chapter 14 Probation Service and Community Penalties
Chapter 15 Conclusion
• Explores the many non-legal factors which affect the agencies, identifying the policy issues involved in the control of crime and the pursuit of justice
• Areas covered include the police, the probation service, prisons, the magistrates courts, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Crown Court
• Discusses the structure of criminal appeals, The Criminal Cases Review Commission, the prison ombudsman, the parole board and the role of the Home Office
• The legislation, history and organizational forms of the criminal justice agencies are also described, together with insights into the principles of criminal law and its procedure, and empirical studies of how these laws are implemented on a day-to-day basis
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