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The Making of Criminal Justice Policy.

Author: Sue Hobbs; Christopher Hamerton
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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This new textbook will provide students of criminology with a better understanding of criminal justice policy and, in doing so, offers a framework for analysing the social, economic and political processes that shape its creation. The book adopts a policy-oriented approach to criminal justice, connecting the study of criminology to the wider study of British government, public administration and politics. Throughout  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hobbs, Sue.
Making of Criminal Justice Policy.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Hobbs; Christopher Hamerton
ISBN: 9781317755487 1317755480
OCLC Number: 894171633
Notes: Seminar task.
Description: 1 online resource (199 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Notes on authors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction; Who has a stake in criminal justice policy-making?; What is criminal justice policy?; Who makes criminal justice policy?; Theories of the public policy process; The structure of the book; How to approach reading the book; Special features of the book; Glossary; Brief summary of key points in the chapter; Critical thinking discussion topic; Recommended further reading; References; 2 Social change and criminal justice policy-making; Chapter summary. Case study: The deportation of Abu Qatada --
social change, moral panic and the globalisation of crimeConsidering social change theory; The state and intervention; Criminal law and criminal justice; Public perception and policy; Case study: The deportation of Abu Qatada --
social change, moral panic and the globalisation of crime; Key points summary; Critical thinking discussion topics; Seminar task; Recommended further reading; References; 3 Criminal justice and social policy; Chapter summary; Case study: Criminalisation of poverty and ASBOs; Understanding social policy. The problematisation of behaviour and the contingent nature of state responsesThe welfare state and crime nexus: the relationship between social welfare and punishment; Social exclusion; Case study: Criminalisation of poverty and ASBOs; Key points summary; Critical thinking discussion topics; Seminar task; Recommended further reading; References; 4 The criminal justice policy-making process --
the formal and informal process; Chapter summary; Case study: Social change, social policy and the procedural path of the Hunting Act 2004; The crime policy commodity: from pressure groups to collectives. The rise of the think tankPressure groups and crime policy; Policy vision to policy output; Towards the harnessing of crime policy; Case study: Social change, social policy and the procedural path of the Hunting Act 2004; Key points summary; Critical thinking discussion topics; Seminar task; Recommended further reading; References; 5 The expert and research-led criminal justice policy-making; Chapter summary; Case studies: Hope's burglary study, and Nutt and evidence-based drugs policy; The emergence of EBP; The evidence base of EBP; Public criminology; Case study: Hope's burglary study. Case study: Nutt and evidence- based drugs policyFinal thought; Key points summary; Critical thinking discussion topics; Seminar task; Recommended further reading; References; 6 The rise of the public voice, the victims' movement and the mass media; Chapter summary; Case study: The Sarah's Law campaign; The rise of the public voice and the decline of the expert: a historical overview; Exit the Platonic guardians and enter the public; The media; The influence of the victim agenda; End note; Case study: The Sarah's Law campaign; Key points summary; Critical thinking discussion topics.

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This new textbook will provide students of criminology with a better understanding of criminal justice policy and, in doing so, offers a framework for analysing the social, economic and political processes that shape its creation. The book adopts a policy-oriented approach to criminal justice, connecting the study of criminology to the wider study of British government, public administration and politics. Throughout the book the focus is on key debates and competing perspectives on how policy decisions are made. Recognising that contemporary criminal justice policymakers operate in a highly po.

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Sue Hobbs, the lead author, is currently part of a Home Office funded research team carrying out an independent investigation into criminal justice policy and practice since the 1980s. She holds Read more...

 
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