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The criminal justice system : an introduction

Author: Bryan Gibson; Paul Cavadino; David Faulkner
Publisher: Winchester : Waterside Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This is an informative, practical handbook that describes the wide-ranging developments and changes that have taken place in relation to crime prevention, public safety and the punishment of offenders. Highly acclaimed since first published in 1995, this new extensively updated edition of "The Criminal Justice System" covers the entire spectrum of the criminal process against a backdrop of the Common Law,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Gibson; Paul Cavadino; David Faulkner
ISBN: 9781904380436 1904380433
OCLC Number: 234181000
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Criminal Justice: An Overview --
2. General Matters: A Selection --
Pt. I. The Criminal Courts --
3. Magistrates' Courts --
4. The Crown Court --
5. The Higher Courts and European Court --
Pt. II. Due Process --
6. Investigation, Arrest and Charge --
7. The Decision to Prosecute --
8. Bringing a Case to Court --
9. Trial and Sentence --
10. Appeal and Review --
Pt. III. Key Actors in the Criminal Justice Process --
11. Before Court --
12. In Court --
13. Community Provision --
14. Custodial Provision --
Pt. IV. Aspects of Criminal Justice --
15. Royal Commission to a New Constitution.
Responsibility: Bryan Gibson and Paul Cavadino ; with the assistance of David Faulkner.

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Offers an overview of the Criminal Justice System, its framework, institutions, practitioners and working methods. This book describes the wide-ranging developments and changes that have taken place  Read more...

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