A contemporary guide to the criminal justice process, the broad scope of this book means it will be a trusted companion throughout a Criminology and/or Criminal Justice degree.
The contents of An Introduction to Criminal Justice include:
- 23 chapters spanning all that’s involved with, and fully contextualising, the criminal justice process: the agencies, institutions and processes and procedures that deal with victims, offenders and offending
- A detailed timeline of criminal justice since 1945
- Consideration of victims and witnesses, complaints and misconduct
- A comprehensive review of policing, prosecution, the courts, imprisonment and community sanctions
- A focus on community safety, crime prevention and youth justice
- A review of the effectiveness of the criminal justice process
- Exploration of global and international dimensions as well as the futures of criminal justice
- Lots of helpful extras including further reading suggestions, case studies, self-study questions and a glossary of terms.
The accompanying website to An Introduction to Criminal Justice has:
- A podcast interview with a police officer
- Practice essay questions
- Multiple choice questions
- Suggested website resources to explore