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Responses to Crime Volume 4: Dispensing Justice

David James George Hennessy WindleshamPrincipal, Brasenose College, Oxford

ISBN13: 9780198298441
ISBN: 0198298447
Published: July 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £86.00



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The prevalence of criminal offending in England and Wales, its causes, the harms that result, and what can be done to counter it, have been in the forefront of public policy concerns throughout the second half of the twentieth century.

The differing ways in which successive governments and policy-makers have responded has been the theme of Lord Windlesham's four volumes on Responses to Crime.

In this final part of his survey, covering the closing years of the century, the author analyses how the dominant influence of public opinion, systematically measured, evaluated, and translated into policy decisions, interacted with a trend towards retribution and a harsher penal climate.

Subjects:
Criminology
Contents:
1. High Tide: Mandatory Sentences, 1995-7; 2. The Inheritance: Mandatory Sentences, 1997-9; 3. Changing Course: Politics and Policy-Making, 1997-8; 4. Reforms in the Criminal Process I: The Crown Prosecution Service; 5. Reforms in the Criminal Process II: The Defendants; 6. Righting the Balance? Public Defence in America; 7. Reforms in the Criminal Process III: Mode of Trial; 8. Community Penalties: Enforcement and Structural Change; 9. Modernizing Criminal Justice, 1997-2001