Victims in the criminal justice system

Author: Joanna Shapland,Jon Willmore,Peter Duff

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co


Category: Law

Page: 203

View: 7526

Posted in Law

Police Research in the Federal Republic of Germany

15 Years Research Within the “Bundeskriminalamt”

Author: Edwin Kube,Hans U. Störzer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642741762

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 2901

In 1973, the central office of the German police, the Federal Criminal Police Office, was legally obliged "to maintain the necessary facilities for...research in forensic science", "to monitor crime trends and compile analytical reports and statistics on this basis", and "to conduct research with a view to developing police methods and procedures for crime control". This task is undertaken in the Research and Training Institute by the research units on criminology and criminal investigation and on technological development. In this volume, researchers from the Institute present their latest projects as well as report on the activities undertaken since 1973. This gives you a comprehensive picture of their wide-ranging work. They also examine the role that specialized police research plays for crime policy-makers, detectives and criminologists. A list of publications from the Federal Criminal Police Office completes the book.
Posted in Law

Reconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy

Author: Dr Theo Gavrielides,Professor Vasso Artinopoulou

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409470733

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 6305

This book takes bold steps in forming much-needed philosophical foundations for restorative justice through deconstructing and reconstructing various models of thinking. It challenges current debates through the consideration and integration of various disciplines such as law, criminology, philosophy and human rights into restorative justice theory, resulting in the development of new and stimulating arguments. Topics covered include the close relationship and convergence of restorative justice and human rights, some of the challenges of engagement with human rights, the need for the recognition of the teachings of restorative justice at both the theoretical and the applied level, the Aristotelian theory on restorative justice, the role of restorative justice in schools and in police practice and a discussion of the humanistic African philosophy of Ubuntu. With international contributions from various disciplines and through the use of value based research methods, the book deconstructs existing concepts and suggests a new conceptual model for restorative justice. This unique book will be of interest to academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.
Posted in Law

Victims and Criminal Justice

Author: Julie Gardner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 76

View: 3429

Posted in Criminal justice, Administration of

Trends and Issues in Victimology

Author: Natti Ronel,K. Jaishankar,Moshe Bensimon

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443814539

Category: Political Science

Page: 330

View: 2314

This book focuses on varied practical and theoretical issues of the science of victims, Victimology. Featuring a foreword and epilogue by leading victimologists, and fifteen original essays by leading as well as by young international victimologists, Trends and issues in Victimology, illustrates how victimization is currently perceived. This edited collection describes how the victim’s right for privacy is deprived for the benefit of the accused and the public interest, and how special needs populations are exposed to revictimization during criminal proceedings. It also delineates specific characteristics of stalking victims, sexual abused victims, and victims in work place. Several recommendations and solutions in order to balance the justice system and improve the victims of crime situation are presented in this book. Practical modifications such as the adoption of the principle of restitution in the penal code as a framework for building evidence of victim legislation and policy, and the incorporation of the victim’s therapy and restorative justice proceedings into the criminal justice system, are suggested. Theoretical aspects discuss the rhetoric of victimization and the social construction of victimization and empirical aspects of the focus on the impact of victimization. This book is a valuable addition to the growing literature on Victimology and Victimization. This book offers versatile authors of multidisciplinary fields of law, victimology, psychology and criminology. It is suitable to use in courses across social sciences, criminology, victimology and law. ”I have read this book with a kind of breathless tension and with an intellectual joy. Its contributions triggered many theoretical questions. This book not only reflects the current intellectual climate in social science, but it has also posed certain challenges.” —Prof. Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff (from the Foreward).
Posted in Political Science

Victims of Crime in 22 European Criminal Justice Systems

The Implementation of Recommendation (85) 11 of the Council of Europe on the Position of the Victim in the Framework of Criminal Law and Procedure : Proefschrift

Author: Marion Eleonora Ingeborg Brienen,Ernestine Henriëtte Hoegen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 1178

View: 2698

The implementation of recommendation (85) 11 of the Council of Europe on the position of the victim in the framework of criminal law and procedure.
Posted in Criminal justice, Administration of

Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong

Author: Eric Wing Hong Chui,T. Wing Lo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317497309

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 4275

In recent years law, crime and justice have become increasingly politicised in Hong Kong. Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong, 2nd Edition offers a detailed and comprehensive overview of and introduction to the criminal justice system in Hong Kong, building upon recent events and controversies. This book provides a much-needed overview of the criminal justice system in Hong Kong, including new chapters on criminological research methods, defining crime, fear of crime, the criminal court system, police power and discretion, and plea bargaining. This revised and expanded second edition: Outlines the basic concepts of criminal law in Hong Kong, Analyses the process of the criminal justice system, ranging from the reporting of a crime through to the correctional system, Examines how criminal justice personnel work in practice, and how they deal with the offenders and victims during the criminal justice process, Invites readers to consider arguments and debates that surround the controversial issues in the Hong Kong criminal justice system. This book is a comprehensive resource for students studying this subject as part of a wider course in criminal justice, police studies, law or social work, and for practitioners working in Hong Kong in the police, prisons, probation, voluntary agencies and other criminal justice personnel. Text features include review questions, lists of cases cited, and useful websites.
Posted in Social Science

Street Justice

Retaliation in the Criminal Underworld

Author: Bruce A. Jacobs,Richard Wright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521617987

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

View: 3736

This study examines the structure, process and forms of retaliation in contemporary urban America where street criminals employ it instead of recourse to the criminal justice system. It explores retaliation from a first hand perspective, based on interviews with currently active street criminals rather than prisoners.
Posted in Social Science

Restorative Justice and Civil Society

Author: Heather Strang,John Braithwaite

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civil society

Page: 250

View: 2411

Posted in Civil society

The Penal System

An Introduction

Author: Michael Cavadino,James Dignan

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 405

View: 9853

Praise for the First Edition: `The authors appear to do an excellent job of describing the criminal justice system of England, and how the penal system fits into, and is affected by it' - Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice The Third Edition of this highly successful textbook provides an accessible introduction to the penal system of England and Wales. Now fully revised and updated it includes an examination of the direction of penal policy under New Labour.
Posted in Social Science

Burglary in a Dwelling

The OffenCe, the Offender and the Victim

Author: Mike Maguire

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 1478

Posted in Social Science

Criminal Justice

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Julian V. Roberts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198716494

Category: Law

Page: 137

View: 2057

The criminal justice system is wide ranging: it covers crimes, policing, the sentencing of offenders, and prisons. This title draws upon the latest research and current practices from around the world. Focusing on the adversarial model of justice found in common law countries such as the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, it discusses topics such as the uses of imprisonment, the effects of capital punishment, and the purposes of sentencing. Considering the role of the victim, as well as public knowledge and attitudes towards criminal justice, it assesses the way in which the system functions.
Posted in Law

Doing Research on Crime and Justice

Author: Roy King,Emma Wincup

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199287628

Category: Law

Page: 527

View: 7598

This volume brings together research principles with the practical issues of carrying out research to provide a clear and fascinating guide to the reality of contemporary criminological research. The experience of leading experts is combined with first-hand accounts from new scholars, to provide a text that students can refer to throughout their criminological studies.Doing Research on Crime and Justice is divided into five parts, and covers practice and politics in criminology; theory, data and types of criminological research; research on crime, criminals and victims; research on criminal justice agencies and institutions, and concludes with four case studies from new scholars.Incorporating a new international perspective, this volume also addresses contemporary issues such as cyber crime, and provides guidance on conducting research in situations of cultural diversity.
Posted in Law

Errors of Justice

Nature, Sources and Remedies

Author: Brian Forst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521528825

Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 2218

Forst takes a new perspective on the assessment of criminal justice policy.
Posted in Law

The Prison and the Gallows

The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America

Author: Marie Gottschalk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139455214

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 4052

The United States has built a carceral state that is unprecedented among Western countries and in US history. Nearly one in 50 people, excluding children and the elderly, is incarcerated today, a rate unsurpassed anywhere else in the world. What are some of the main political forces that explain this unprecedented reliance on mass imprisonment? Throughout American history, crime and punishment have been central features of American political development. This 2006 book examines the development of four key movements that mediated the construction of the carceral state in important ways: the victims' movement, the women's movement, the prisoners' rights movement, and opponents of the death penalty. This book argues that punitive penal policies were forged by particular social movements and interest groups within the constraints of larger institutional structures and historical developments that distinguish the United States from other Western countries.
Posted in Political Science

Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478460814

Category: Education

Page: 34

View: 3673

Facts101 is your complete guide to Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Posted in Education

Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Author: Allison Morris

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631154457

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 6992

Studies of crime and criminology have either overlooked women or discussed them only briefly and in stereotypical ways. This book considers all aspects of women and crime, scrutinizing the conventional accounts of women's criminality and the validity of mainstream criminological theories for women.
Posted in Social Science

Encyclopedia of Law and Society

American and Global Perspectives

Author: David Scott Clark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076192387X

Category: Comparative law

Page: 76

View: 3065

Posted in Comparative law