Davies, Croall & Tyrer's Criminal Justice (5e) : 9781408283059

Davies, Croall & Tyrer's Criminal Justice (5e)

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 The 5th edition continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the Criminal Justice system. Fully up to date, it combines a description of the major agencies involved in the control of crime and the pursuit of justice with an introduction to criminal justice theory and key concepts in English criminal law.

Table of contents
  • Guided Tour
  • Preface
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • 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 procedures
  • 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
  • Glossary of criminal justice terms
  • Appendix Practical Exercises
  • Bibliography
  • Index
New to this edition

This new edition has been fully updated to cover all important developments including Police and Crime Commissioners, the Sentencing Council, the National Crime Agency, responses to new forms of terrorism and historic allegations of sexual abuse.

Features & benefits

  • Policy issues and the varied responses to crime are identified to build knowledge of current debates
  • Each chapter includes review questions and exercises, further reading, extracts from primary and secondary sources and a chronology of key dates in order to deepen understanding

Author biography

About the author:

Professor Malcolm Davies is a criminologist and a Professor of Law at the University of West London.

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