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Criminal Justice / Edition 1 available in Paperback
'This Course Companion in Criminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is to be applauded. It is an essential handbook for all students and practitioners who are studying the criminal justice system. The user-friendly framework provides students with practical support in how they can organise their approach to studying to maximise their knowledge and revision skills. I have no hesitation in commending this Companion as a valuable complementary text'
- Professor Allyson MacVean, John Grieve Centre for Policing & Community Safety, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
"Congratulations to Ursula Smartt and Sage on a most welcome 'skills' text for Criminal Justice students... The book is concise, clear, well-organised and accessible - highly recommended." Stephen Parrott, Birkbeck, University of London
Criminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is part of an exciting new series from SAGE. It is designed to help students to make the most of their undergraduate or foundation course in criminal justice or criminology. Developed as accessible reference tools, SAGE Course Companions offer an introduction to the subject and encourage students to extend their understanding of key concepts, issues and debates.
This book provides a basic grounding in criminal justice, alongside pointers to further reading and advice on study skills. It can be used as an overview of the subject and referred to throughout the degree for tips and revision guidance.
Smartt's Criminal Justice is designed to complement, rather than replace, existing textbooks for the course, and will provide:
- Helpful summaries of the course curriculum to aid exam revision and essay planning
- Key summaries of the approach taken by the main textbooks on the course
- Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course
- Help with developing critical thinking
- Route-maps to aid the development of wider learning above and beyond the textbook
- Pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises
- A tutor's-eye view of what course examiners are looking for
- An insider's view of what key course concepts are really all about
SAGE Course Companions are much more than revision guides for undergraduate. They are an essential tool to success in undergraduate courses, enriching the learning experience and developing students' understanding.
Table of ContentsPART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Introduction to your Course Companion
How To Use this Book
Navigation Around This Book
Introducing the Features
Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction
Thinking Like a Criminal Justice Specialist
PART TWO: CORE AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM
Running Themes in Criminal Justice
Introduction to the Criminal Process of England and Wales
Understanding Crime and Criminal Law
Punishment and Sentencing Framework
The Magistrates' Court
The Crown Court
Youth Crime and Youth Justice
PART THREE: STUDY, WRITING AND REVISION SKILLS
How To Get the Most out of Your Lectures - in collaboration with David McIlroy
How To Make the Most from Your Seminars or Tutorial Workshops
Essay Writing Tips
Revision Hints and Tips
Tips on Interpreting Essay and Exam Questions
PART FOUR: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Chronology of Crime Events
Glossary of Legal Terms
Internet Sources and Useful Websites