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The New Politics of Criminal Justice

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Ann JamesVisiting Fellow, Kings Fund and London School of Economics, John RaineDirector, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham

ISBN13: 9780582317215
ISBN: 0582317215
Published: July 1998
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Format: paperback (C format)
Price: £57.99

This text reviews the key issues and debates over criminal justice and criminal justice policy which have concerned politicians, practitioners and the public at large. Against a background in which the subject has assumed an ever increasing profile, the authors explore the ways in which the law and order agenda has shaped and changed priorities, the emergence of conflicting law and order and justice paradigms, and the impact of the law and order reforms of the 1980s and 1990s.;As well as providing an overview of recent debates and issues, the authors also present an agenda for the future, setting out a set of principles and standards against which criminal justice might be judged in the context of the modern democractic state, and which any future government may need to address as the millennium approaches.

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Part I: 1. Crime and Criminal Justice 2. Introduction 3. The Problem of Crime 4. Criminal Justice Agencies 5. Contrasting Paradigms in Criminal Justice 6. Summary 7. The Politicisation of Criminal Justice 8. Introduction 9. The Changing Role of the State in Criminal Justice 10. Redefining the Criminal Justice Agenda 11. Public Attitude to Crime 12. The Role of Government 13. New Criminological Theory 14. Conclusion: Politics and Ideology 15. Managerialism and Criminal Justice 16. Introduction 17. Managerialism and Criminal Justice 18. Organisational Design and Development 19. Task and Function of Criminal Justice Agencies 20. Efficiency and Productivity 21. Staffing 22. Evaluation and Conclusion 23. The Administrative Processing of Criminal Justice 24. Introduction 25. Key Features of Administrative Processing 26. The Complexification of Criminal Justice 27. The Bureaucratisation of Criminal Justice 28. The Professionalisation of Criminal Justice 29. Conclusions 30. Criminal Justice, Public Voice and Participation 31. Introduction 32. The Nature of Public Voice 33. Changes in Public Voice 34. Fear of Crime 35. A Revised Basis for Public Voice and Participation 36. Conclusion Part II 37. A Revised Approach to Criminal Justice 38. Introduction 39. Futures for Criminal Justice Policy 40. The Intervention of New Labour 41. A Revised Approach to Youth Justice 42. Case Study Findings: A Revised Approach to Criminal Justice 43. Summary and Conclusion 44. A Future for Criminal Justice 45. Policy 46. Introduction 47. A Rationale for Criminal Justice 48. Managing Transition References Index