Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

Book of the Month

Cover of Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
Price: £295.00

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Lowe legislation jp
Sealy millman 2018 jp
Desmith out now
Uk supremem 1 8
Williams published
Luba housing

UK Public Holiday Monday 28th May

Wildy's will be closed on Monday 28th May, re-opening on Tuesday 29th.

Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.

As usual credit cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.

Any Sweet & Maxwell or Lexis eBook orders placed after 4pm on the Friday 25th May will not be processed until Tuesday May 29th. UK orders for other publishers will be processed as normal. All non-UK eBook orders will be processed on Tuesday May 29th.

Hide this message

Crime, Truth and Justice: Official Inquiry, Discourse, Knowledge

Image not available lge
Edited by: George Gilligan, John Pratt

ISBN13: 9781843920274
ISBN: 1843920271
Published: June 2005
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

Usually despatched in 1 to 3 weeks.

This book is concerned to analyse the production of criminological knowledge, with particular reference to one of the most important institutions in the western world involved in this the official inquiry. The core focus of this book is thus to investigate the structures and processes of official discourse, and the ways in which this produces knowledge on crime and justice a much neglected topic in comparison to the attention that has been played to the role of the media in this process. The mechanisms that produce official discourse vary according to different jurisdiction, but some clear themes nevertheless emerge.

Image not available lge
Introduction Part 1 Official discourse and modern societies 1 Official inquiry, truth and criminal justice G Gilligan 2 Royal commissions and criminal justice: behind the ideal D Brown 3 From deceit to disclosure: the politics of official inquiries in the United Kingdom P Scraton Part 2 Official discourse, legitimation and deligitimation 4 The acceptable prison: official discourse, truth and legitimacy in the nineteenth century J Pratt 5 Truth, independence and effectiveness in prison inquiries N Hancock and A Liebling 6 Police governance and official inquiry D Dixon 7 The role of commissions of inquiry in establishing the ?truth? about ?Aboriginal justice? in Canada P Stenning and C LaPrairie 8 Penal truth comes to Europe: think tanks and the ?Washington consensus? on crime and punishment L Wacquant Part 3 Official discourse as closure, healing or crisis management 9 From Brixton to Bradford: official discourse on race and urban violence in the UK J Lea 10 Exhausting whiteness: the 199698 Belgian parliamentary inquiry into the handling of a paedophilia affair R Lippens 11 Repairing the future: the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission at work S Leman-Langlois and C. D. Shearing 12 Peace or punishment? N Christie Part 4 Official discourse reconsidered 13 Official discourse, comic relief and the play of governance P Carlen