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Policing and Criminal Justice



March 2010 | 192 pages | Learning Matters
This text provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to criminal justice for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing. It will also be relevant to degree courses in criminology and criminal justice. The book provides a holistic overview of the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and an exploration of the roles of key players within the system and how the police interact with these organisations. It examines some of the principles that underpin the 'modernisation' of the police, in particular how the police service collaborates with partner agencies and the rationale associated with the Change Agenda.
 
Criminal Justice
 
Courts of Justice
 
Arrest and detention
 
The prosecution process
 
Crime and punishment
 
Victims and the Criminal Justice System
 
Youth justice
 
A multi-agency approach
 
Criminological perspectives
 
Future directions

Good introduction to the CJS

Ms Anne Eason
School of Social Studies, Northampton University
July 24, 2012

The book provides an overview of the Criminal Justice System and an exploration of the roles of key players within the system and how the police interact with these organisations.

Mr Bernard Sheridan
Department of Policing, Central Lancashire University
June 27, 2012

A good resource for students studying modules related to criminal justice. I especially like the inclusion of practical and reflective tasks to allow students to test their understanding.

Miss Briony Frykman
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
April 11, 2012

An ideal introductory text for any student participating on an undergraduate degree programme in Policing, Criminal Justice, or related disciplines. The incorportaion of key information such as, recommended websites, further reading, current legislation and cases encourage further exploration of the discussed topic, whilst case studies and tasks provide opportunities to understand how the theory works in practice.

Mr Lee Curran
Education and Teacher Training, St Helens College
March 16, 2012

A helpful reference

Mr Maurice Collins
Policing Department, Bucks New University
March 9, 2012

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Christopher Blake

Christopher Blake is a Principal Lecturer at Teesside University responsible for the management and delivery of a collaborative policing programme for student police officers with West Mercia Police. Christopher worked for West Midlands Police for thirty years in uniformed operations specialising in roads policing and staff training and development. While seconded to the Central Police Training and Development Authority he worked both as a team leader and as a training manager. Christopher has also delivered investigative training to detectives in Rwanda. More About Author

Barrie Sheldon

Barrie Sheldon is a Senior Lecturer at Teesside University delivering a foundation degree in policing to West Mercia Police student police officers and online programmes in counter-terrorism. Barrie joined Staffordshire Police as a cadet in 1972 and retired in 2004. He enjoyed various operational roles and completed his career with the Major Investigation Department as a Senior Investigating Officer. Barrie was also involved with training during his police career and has also delivered investigative training to detectives in Rwanda. More About Author

Peter Williams

Peter Williams is a Senior Lecturer with Teesside University teaching programmes in partnership with West Mercia Police and the military police, as well as delivering online programmes in counter-terrorism. Peter served thirty years with Merseyside Police and retired as a police Inspector, having also served as a custody officer and trainer in the force custody department along with performing a consultative role for custody matters with the police in Hungary. Prior to his operational police career, Peter worked as a member of police staff with the then Liverpool and Bootle Constabulary and served in the Royal Air Force Police. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781844453450
£24.99