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Unravelling Criminal Justice : Eleven British Studies - David Downes

Unravelling Criminal Justice

Eleven British Studies

By: David Downes (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st May 1992
ISBN: 9780333540572
Number Of Pages: 283

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This book brings together the major findings of 11 projects funded under the "Crime and the Criminal Justice System Initiative" by the Economic and Social Research Council in the mid-1980s. Normally, each project team produces a spate of books and articles for largely academic audiences, but in this case a special effort has also been made to convey the importance of the findings to a wider public. The crises which afflict our criminal justice system can only be resolved if their hard-won insights are taken up in public policy debates. Topics range from chapters on the changes in criminal justice policy since 1945 to the scope for using the law as a resource to devise elaborate schemes of tax avoidance. Major policy initiatives on criminal prosecution and police accountability are shown to be falling short of their objectives. In these and other chapters, the complexity of key problems that beset the system is unravelled and the possibilities of change are set out in correspondingly sharp relief.

Notes on the Contributors - Introduction; D.Downes - Criminal Justice Policy in Britain since 1945; A.Bottoms & S.Stevenson - Crime, Community and Conflict: The Multi-Agency Approach; G.Pearson, H.Blagg, D.Smith, A.Sampson & P.Stubbs - Discourse and Decision-Making in Scottish Prisons; M.Adler & B.Longhurst - Security, Control and Humane Containment in the Prison System; R.King & K.McDermott - Researching the Discretions to Charge and to Prosecute; R.Leng, M.McConville & A.Sanders - Ethnic Minorities, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Study of a Provincial City; T.Jefferson, M.Walker & M.Seneviratne - Talking about Policing; R.Morgan - Crime and Criminal Justice in the Media; P.Schlesinger & H.Tumber - Women's Criminal Careers; P.Carlen - The Victims of Fraud; M.Levi & A.Pithouse - It's Not What You Do But the Way that You Do It; D.McBarnet - Index

ISBN: 9780333540572
ISBN-10: 0333540573
Series: Eleven British Studies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 31st May 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 12