The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy: Essays in Honour of Roger Hood

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How have the findings of academic criminologists affected the development of public policy? This is the central question addressed by this collection of essays, which explore the complex relationship between research and policy making.
The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy is a volume in honour of Roger Hood, Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Criminological Research in the University of Oxford.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199265091
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series
  • Pages: 570
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucia Zedner is Reader in Criminal Justice, Senior Law Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and an Associate Member of the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Oxford. From 1989-94 she was a lecturer at the London School of Economics, and from 1991-94 she was also assistant Director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Andrew Ashworth QC, DCL, FBA is Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford, and has been an Associate of the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Oxford since 1980. He is a member of the Sentencing Advisory Panel and of the Criminal Committee of the Judicial Studies Board.

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Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction, Lucia Zedner and Andrew Ashworth
Part 1 The Theoretical Relationships between Research and Policy
1. The Culture and Power of Criminological Research, Richard V. Ericson
2. Principles, Politics, and Criminal Justice, Nicola Lacey
3. Theoretical Reflections on the Evaluation of a Penal Policy Initiative, Anthony E. Bottoms
Part 2 The Historical Development of Criminology as a Basis for Criminal Justice Policy
4. Useful Knowledge? Debating the Role of Criminology in Post-war Britain, Lucia Zedner
5. Hearing not Listening: Penal Policy and the Political Prisoners of 1906-1921, Seán McConville
6. Ministers and Modernization: Criminal Justice Policy, 1997-2001, Lord Windlesham
Part 3 Criminological Research and Policy Change: Three Case Studies
7. Sentencing and Sensitivity: A Challenge for Criminological Research, Andrew Ashworth
8. The Forester's Dilemma: The Influence of Police Research on Police Practice, Richard Young and Andrew Sanders
9. The Development of Parole and the Role of Research in its Reform, Stephen Shute
Part 4 International Comparisons
10. The Renaissance of the Victim in Criminal Policy: A Reconstruction of the German Campaign, Heike Jung
11. Influencing Policy: Successes and Failures of Criminological Research in Australia, Richard Harding
12. Criminology and Public Policy in the USA and UK, Michael Tonry and David A. Green

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