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Confronting Crime: Crime control policy under new labour
     

Confronting Crime: Crime control policy under new labour

by Michael Tonry
 

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From Labour's promise to be 'tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime' through to the White Paper and new criminal justice legislation, controlling crime and reforming the criminal justice system has been one of the government's key priorities.

This book provides a detailed review of the thinking behind these new plans and legislation, looking at

Overview

From Labour's promise to be 'tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime' through to the White Paper and new criminal justice legislation, controlling crime and reforming the criminal justice system has been one of the government's key priorities.

This book provides a detailed review of the thinking behind these new plans and legislation, looking at policies and proposals in the field of punishment, particularly those embodied in the Halliday Review of the Sentencing Framework (2001), the government White Paper Justice for All (2002), and the 2002 Criminal Justice Bill. The contributors to the book subject to scrutiny the evidence for the 'evidence-based policy making' that is often claimed as a distinctive new feature to these processes, examining approaches to drug-dependent offenders, dangerous sex offenders, nuisance offenders, procedural and evidential protections in the courts, sentencing guidelines, sentencing management, racism in sentencing, custody plus, custody minus, and reducing the prison population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134028375
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/11/2013
Series:
Cambridge Criminal Justice Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Tonry is Professor of Law and Public Policy and Director of the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, and Sonosky Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Minnesota.

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