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Criminal Justice in Scotland - Hazel Croall

Criminal Justice in Scotland

By: Hazel Croall (Editor), Gerry Mooney (Editor), Mary Munro (Editor)

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Published: 13th December 2010
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`This excellent volume gives the reader an accessible, illuminating and up-to-date picture of Scottish criminal justice. Locating the distinctive character of the Scottish system in a social and comparative context, these incisive essays challenge complacement national myths and replace them with sharp, well-informed analysis.' David Garland, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, New York University

`Criminal Justice in Scotland makes a valuable and timely contribution to the growing field of comparative criminology.' Pat Carlen, Professor of Criminology, University of Kent

`At last we have a well-informed and up-to-date discussion of issues in Scottish criminal justice in one volume...Croall, Mooney, Munro and their contributors have done the field, in and beyond Scotland, a great service.' Richard Sparks, Professor of Criminology at the University of Edinburgh, and Co-director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

The existence of the separate criminal jurisdiction in Scotland is ignored by most criminological texts purporting to consider crime and criminal justice in Britain' or the `UK. This book offers a critically-informed analysis and understanding of crime and criminal justice in contemporary Scotland it considers key areas of criminal justice policy making in Scotland; in particular the extent to which criminal justice in Scotland is increasingly divergent from other UK jurisdictions as well as pressures that may lead to convergences in particular areas, for instance, in relatins to trends in youth justice and penal policy.

The book considers the extent to which Scottish crime and criminal justice is being affected both by devolution as well as the wider presures resulting from globalization, Europeanisation and new patterns of migration.

While the book has a Scottish focus, it also offers new ways of thinking about criminal justice-relating these issues to wider social divisions and inequalities in contemporary Scottish and UK society. It extends the `gaze' and analysis of criminology by exploring issues such as environmental crime, urban disorder and the new urbanism as well as crimes of the rich and powerful and corporate crime, giving it a relevance and resonance far beyond Scotland.

Criminal Justice in Scotland will be an essential text for students in Scotland taking courses in criminology, sociology, social policy, social sciences, law and police sciences, as well as criminal justice practitioners and policy makers in Scotland. It will also be an essential source for students of comparative criminology elsewhere and academics wishing to take Scotland into account in thinking about criminal justice in the UK.

'This excellent volume gives the reader an accessible, illuminating and up-to-date picture of Scottish criminal justice. Locating the distinctive character of the Scottish system in a social and comparative context, these incisive essays challenge complacent national myths and replace them with sharp, well-informed analysis.'--David Garland, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, New York University 'Criminal Justice in Scotland makes a valuable and timely contribution to the growing field of comparative criminology.' -- Pat Carlen, Professor of Criminology, University of Kent 'At last we have a well-informed and up to date discussion of issues in Scottish criminal justice in one volume...Croall, Mooney, Munro and their contributors have done the field, in and beyond Scotland, a great service.' -- Richard Sparks, Professor of Criminology at the University of Edinburgh, and Co-director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

Foreword and acknowledgementsp. vii
List of abbreviationsp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. xiii
Thinking about crime and criminal justice in Scotland: introduction and social context
Criminal justice in contemporary Scotland: themes, issues and questionsp. 3
Social inequalities, criminal justice and discourses of social control in contemporary Scotlandp. 21
Urban 'disorders', 'problem places' and criminal justice in Scotlandp. 43
Issues in criminal and social justice
Youth crime and justice in Scotlandp. 67
Gender, crime and criminal justice in Scotlandp. 90
Race, ethnicity, crime and justice in Scotlandp. 111
Corporate crime in Scotlandp. 132
Environmental crime in Scotlandp. 152
Aspects of criminal justice process and practice
Policing, surveillance and security in contemporary Scotlandp. 175
Sentencing and penal decision-making: is Scotland losing its distinctive character?p. 195
Fines, community sanctions and measures in Scotlandp. 216
Prisons and imprisonment in Scotlandp. 238
Looking ahead
Criminal justice in Scotland: overview and prospectsp. 261
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9781843927853
ISBN-10: 1843927853
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 13th December 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1