From the Back Cover
Davies, Croall and Tyrer
Now in its third edition, this book is a popular and comprehensive guide to the criminal justice system. It provides information in an accessible and lively format about the various agencies of the criminal justice system, their legal responsibilities, and the social and political context in which they operate. Criminal Justice outlines important concepts in English criminal law and defines crime and the varied responses to it. It also explores the non-legal factors which affect the operation of the criminal justice agencies and identifies the policy issues involved in the control of crime and the pursuit of justice. Key agencies discussed are the police, probation, prisons, the magistrates' and Crown courts, and the Crown Prosecution Service. The effect of the structure of criminal appeals and the role of the Home Office, and the changing roles of The Criminal Cases Review Commission, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, and the Parole Board are all included. The viewpoints and influences of victims and of bodies charged with monitoring and evaluating the agencies are assessed.
Each chapter includes review questions and a further reading section. The book also features a chronology of key dates, a glossary of terms, student exercises to aid understanding, and information about websites of interest.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
- Recent key developments in criminal justice are covered, including the changes enacted by the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, the Human Rights Act 1998, and the Criminal Justice Act 2003
- Lord Justice Auld's report on the criminal trial procedure and John Halliday's report on sentencing
- Crime reduction and prevention initiatives
- New police community support officers
- Enhanced concern with the role of victims
- Cross-border crimes, globalisation and terrorism
- The Macpherson report on the Stephen Lawrence murder
- Increasing influence of changes in information technology with regard to crime investigation and the organisation and administration of criminal justice agencies
- New agencies: Youth Justice Board, Criminal Defence Service, National Offender Management Service, Sentencing Advisory Panel, and Sentencing Guidelines Council
- New sentences: Drug Treatment and Testing Order, Parenting Order, Anti-social Behaviour Order, and Referral Orders
- Growth of monitoring and accountability within the criminal justice system
- New and enhanced sections on Europe, probation, human rights, youth justice, victims and crime
- New exercises, student activities, and updated references
- New companion website www.pearsoned.co.uk/davies_crim, featuring regular updates for lecturers and students.
Professor Malcom Davies is Head of Ealing Law School, Thames Valley University.
Hazel Croall is Professor of Criminology at Glasgow Caledonian University and author of Crime and Society in Britain (1998), also published by Longman.
Jane Tyrer is Principal Lecturer in Law at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College. She has twenty years' experience as a lay magistrate
Also published by Longman
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About the Author
Malcolm Davies, Criminal Justice Centre, Jane Tyrer, Thames Valley University, Hazel Croall, Strathclyde University
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