Debates in Criminal Justice: Key Themes and Issues


This helpful book takes an original approach to criminal justice studies, setting out a series of ten key dilemmas, presented as debates, designed to provide students with a clear framework with which to develop their knowledge and analysis in a way that is both effective and an enjoyable learning experience. This book is also designed for lecturers to structure a core unit of their courses around.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136640957
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 280
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Tom Ellis is Principal Lecturer in Criminology at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.

Steve Savage is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Crime control system or due process? 2. Lay justice or professional justice? 3. Adversarial or Inquisitorial justice? 4. Private policing or public policing? 5. Restorative justice or retribution? 6. Prison works! or Prison works? 7. Legalise drugs? 8. Capital punishment: the case for and against? 9. Victims' rights or suspects' rights? 10. Sex Offender Notification

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