WorldCat Identities

Straw, Jack

Works: 10 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 403 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: DA591.S773, 941.085092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jack Straw
Most widely held works by Jack Straw
Aspects of law reform : an insider's perspective by Jack Straw( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The British justice system is an ancient one that has continually evolved to meet modern needs. In this set of three essays, originally presented as the Hamlyn Lectures in 2012, Jack Straw reviews some of the most important recent reforms to the system of British justice and suggests key areas in need of further reform. He focuses in particular on the criminal courts, human rights, judicial appointments and the relationship between the UK parliament, the domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights. In all three cases, he argues that the British justice system is now in a healthier state than at any other point in his lifetime, but that there remains much room - and need - for improvement"--Unedited summary from book cover
Making prisons work by Jack Straw( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last man standing : memoirs of a political survivor by Jack Straw( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a small boy in Epping Forest, Jack Straw could never have imagined that one day he would become Britain's Lord Chancellor. As one of five children of divorced parents, he was bright enough to get a scholarship to a direct-grant school, but spent his holidays as a plumbers' mate for his uncles to bring in some much-needed extra income. Yet he spent 13 years and 11 days in government, including long and influential spells as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. This is the story of how he got there. His memoirs offer a unique insight into the complex, sometimes self-serving but always fascinating world of British politics and reveals the toll that high office takes, but, more importantly, the enormous satisfaction and extraordinary privilege of serving both your constituents and your country. Straw's has been a very public life, but he reveals the private face, too and offers readers a vivid and authoritative insight into the Blair/Brown era and, indeed, the last forty years of British politics
The future of policing and criminal justice by Jack Straw( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going straight : after crime and punishment by Angela Devlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was the flagship publication for the launch of Unlock, the National Association of Ex-Offenders in 1999. The book looks at a range of offenders who have changed their way of life. They include famous, notorious, creative and ordinary people who were prepared to talk about the turning point in their lives - the events which caused them to leave crime behind. Their candid explanations about how they rebuilt their lives - often full of remorse for their victims and determined to repay something to their communities - are challenging, illuminating and a cause for some optimism. They include ex-burglar John Bowers (now an editor of the prison newspaper Inside Time), former violent criminal Frank Cook (a sculptor and author), ex drug-dealer Peter Cameron (a successful artist: he designed the cover of this book), Great Train Robber Bruce Reynolds, actor Stephen Fry, former gangland gunman Bob Cummines (and now Chief Executive of Unlock) and Cameron Mackenzie (Glasgow villain turned minister of religion), as well as several women offenders, a self-made millionaire, a one-time compulsive gambler, someone involved in The Troubles in Northern Ireland - and a number of other people who preferred to safeguard a precious new life by using a pseudonym
The penalty of imprisonment : why 60 per cent of the prison population should not be there by Louis Blom-Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book begins from a historical point of view by asking what the purpose of imprisoning people originally was. The author then examines the philosophy of two great Quaker reformers: George Fox and Elizabeth Fry. He draws the reader's attention to the misuse of custody as the instinctive punishment for serious crime
Bringing rights home : Labour's plans to incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights into U.K. law by Jack Straw( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For almost 50 years, British people have been subject to the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) - a convention signed, ratified and supported by successive UK Governments, including the present Conservative administration. Yet because the Convention has never been incorporated into UK law, British people are not able to have those rights protected by British courts. As a result, British people are forced to undergo the lengthy and costly process of appealing to a Strasbourg court which is neither sufficiently familiar with, nor sensitive to, British legal and constitutional traditions. This article sets out Labour's proposals to bring rights home to British people, and shows how incorporating the ECHR into British law will cut costs, save time and give power back to British courts
The Human Rights Act : Ten Years On by Jack Straw( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.74 (from 0.29 for Going stra ... to 1.00 for Lucky Jack ...)

Going straight : after crime and punishment
The penalty of imprisonment : why 60 per cent of the prison population should not be there
Alternative Names
Ioannes Straw

Jack Straw britischer Politiker der Labour-Party

Jack Straw British politician

Jack Straw britisk politikar

Jack Straw britisk politiker

Jack Straw Brits politicus

Jack Straw britský politik

Jack Straw brittiläinen poliitikko

Jack Straw brittisk politiker

Jack Straw polític britànic

Jack Straw politician britanic

Jack Straw politicien britannique

Jack Straw político británico

Jack Straw politico britannico

Jack Straw politicus

Jack Straw polityk brytyjski

John Whitaker Straw

Straw, Jack 1946-

Straw, Jack (John Whitacker Jack), 1946-

Straw John Whitaker 1946-....

Whitaker Straw, John 1946-

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ג'ק סטרו פוליטיקאי בריטי

جاك سترو

جاك سترو سياسي بريطاني

جک استرو سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی

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