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Contains analysis and explanation of the nature, extent, patterns and causes of over 40 different forms of crime. This book challenges many popular and official conceptions of crime. It is suitable for students, researchers, academics, practitioners, policy makers, journalists and those involved in understanding and preventing criminal behaviour.
Release from prison is matter of increasing interest throughout Europe. This book focuses on Council of Europe Recommendations and on European Union measures. It explains how release policy is related to wider questions about justice and fairness in prison-related decision-making and the changing place of imprisonment in European society.
Argues that it may be unhelpful to continually think of probation service users as 'offenders' and socially excluded people as 'problems' to be managed and treated and seeks to consider more creative alternatives to reduce both re-offending and social exclusion, for example in working separately with women and black and...
Focusing on comparative criminal justice, this book examines the ways different countries and jurisdictions deal with the main stages and elements in the criminal justice process, from policing through to sentencing. It provides the reader with an understanding of the globalisation of justice and standards of the administration of justice.
The globalization of threats and the complexity of security issues represent more than ever a challenge for international policing reshaping the configuration of inter-agency interaction. This book focuses on the factors that have contributed to the effective working of police cooperation in practice and the problems that are encountered.
Suitable for scholars and others whose work brings them into contact with managing, policing and regulating online behaviour, this book explores issues and debates surrounding internet-related crime, deviance, policing, law and regulation in the 21st century. It also reflects the range and depth of cybercrime research and scholarship.
Helps to understand the globally contested nature of 'crime' and 'justice'. Through an examination of key concepts and criminological approaches, this title illuminates the different ways in which crime is constructed, conceived and controlled.
Offers students a range of excerpts over 140 readings from original criminological texts and key articles. This title introduces students to criminological argument and debate and also encourages them to read primary as well as secondary or summary sources.