The Criminal Justice System : An Introduction, Paperback

The Criminal Justice System : An Introduction Paperback

Part of the Introductory Series series


A comprehensive and accessible overview of the Criminal Justice System, its framework, institutions, practitioners and working methods that will be of interest to any reader seeking an up-to-date description of this important and historic sphere of public affairs.

An informative, practical handbook that describes the wide-ranging developments and changes that have taken place in relation to crime prevention, public safety, the entire criminal process and the punishment of offenders.

Highly acclaimed since first published in 1995, this new extensively updated edition of The Criminal Justice System covers the spectrum of the criminal process against a backdrop of the Common Law, legislation and human rights from investigation and arrest to trial, sentence, release from prison and parole, as well as such key reforms as the Ministry of Justice and new-style Home Office.

Part of our growing Introductory Series, and available on this website as a special value three book set with the matching volumes;The New Home Office: An Introduction and The New Ministry of Justice: An Introduction for just GBP39.95 (and delivered FREE in the UK).

N.B. Total separate RRP for these three books is GBP64.50, total price when bought separately on is currently GBP55.50 Reviews 'This is an excellent book and is one which any student studing criminal justice should buy.

The book will be particular interest to my first year undergraduate students studying an 'Introduction to Criminal Process and Procedure' module.

This text will be key in assisting them in their academic journey.

A recommended buy for my students!': Laura Monteith, Runshaw College 'So straightforward and comprehensive - perfect.

I loved it, and so will my first years': Claire Kinsella, Edge Hill University 'Up to date information on recent changes.

Very well written in clear informative style. Good definitions and Glossary': Ann Kneebone, Truro and Penwith College 'This is a book, which can be purchased and read by the man in the street without having concern about misunderstanding words, expressions, etc.

For the more legal minded it is a superb introduction to any legal aspect before advancing into a more complicated legal tome. It is book that can be recommended to anyone requiring clarification on a legal subject in plain words': Internet Law Book Reviews 'The range of topics is broad and apt.

The language is accessible and the layout clear. There are short sections on the successive steps involved as an offence is investigated, a suspect charged, convicted, imprisoned and released under supervision.

The agencies which support and invigilate the process are introduced and there is a useful glossary': Independent Monitor Authors Bryan Gibson is a barrister-at-law and editor-in-chief, Waterside Press.

Paul Cavadino is chief executive of Nacro. David Faulkner is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Criminological Research, Oxford University * Previous editions were titled "Introduction to the Criminal Justice Process"


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 242 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Waterside Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & criminology
  • ISBN: 9781904380436



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