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Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice offers the very best in research on criminal justice systems around the world, offering fresh insights on a range of topics in criminal procedure, including policing, prisons, courts, youth justice, community measures, rehabilitation, victimology and forensics science.

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  1. Perceptions of Criminal Justice

    By Vicky De Mesmaecker

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    In recent decades, research into the legitimacy of criminal justice has convincingly demonstrated the importance of procedural justice to citizens’ sense of trust and confidence in legal authorities and their resulting willingness to conform to the law and cooperate with the legal authorities....

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Building Justice in Post-Transition Europe?

    Processes of Criminalisation within Central and Eastern European Societies

    Edited by Kay Goodall, Margaret Malloch, Bill Munro

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    After the collapse of the Berlin wall in 1989 and disintegration of the Soviet Union, scholars focused on the problems of legal transitions within the newly emerging democracies. Two decades on, these states are in ‘post-transition’ conditions; having undergone and continuing to experience...

    Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Technocrime: Policing and Surveillance

    Edited by Stéphane Leman-Langlois

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    The growth of technology allows us to imagine entirely new ways of committing, combating and thinking about criminality, criminals, police, courts, victims and citizens. Technology offers not only new tools for committing and fighting crime, but new ways to look for, unveil, label crimes and new...

    Published July 11th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Perceptions of Criminal Justice

    By Vicky De Mesmaecker

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    In recent decades, research into the legitimacy of criminal justice has convincingly demonstrated the importance of procedural justice to citizens’ sense of trust and confidence in legal authorities and their resulting willingness to conform to the law and cooperate with the legal authorities....

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Transforming Criminal Justice?

    Problem-Solving and Court Specialisation

    By Jane Donoghue

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Why is punishment not more effective? Why do we have such high re-offending rates? How can we deal with crime and criminals in a more cost-effective way? Over the last decade in particular, the United Kingdom, in common with other jurisdictions such as Canada, the United States (US) and Australia,...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Youth Justice in Context

    Community, Compliance and Young People

    By Mairéad Seymour

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Youth Justice in Context examines the influence of legislative, organizational, policy and practice issues in shaping what constitutes compliance and how non-compliance is responded to when supervising young offenders in the community. It also addresses the impact of adolescent developmental...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Handbook of Policing, Ethics and Professional Standards

    Edited by Allyson MacVean, Peter Spindler

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Low confidence in the police and the increasing crime rates during the 1990s led to a series of government initiatives directed at changing both the structure and management of the police service. In 2006 in an attempt to define what a principled police service should resemble, the Home Office...

    Published October 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Women, Punishment and Social Justice

    Human Rights and Penal Practices

    Edited by Margaret Malloch, Gill McIvor

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    The prison has often been the focus for concerns about human rights violations, and campaigns aimed at achieving social justice, for those with an interest in the criminalisation of women. To reduce the number of women imprisoned, a range of policy initiatives have been developed to increase the...

    Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Policing in Taiwan

    From authoritarianism to democracy

    By Liqun Cao, Lanying Huang, Ivan Y. Sun

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    The police in Taiwan played a critical role in the largely peaceful transition from an authoritarian regime to a democracy. While the temptation to intervene in domestic politics was great, the top-down pressure to maintain a neutral standing facilitated an orderly regime change. This is the first...

    Published May 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Victims of Violence and Restorative Practices

    Finding a Voice

    By Tinneke Van Camp

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Restorative justice occupies an important place in criminological literature and criminal justice policies and is about facilitating communication between victims, offenders and communities in search of conciliation. Research shows that victims of crime are generally highly satisfied with...

    Published June 11th 2014 by Routledge

  11. Contrasts in Punishment

    An explanation of Anglophone excess and Nordic exceptionalism

    By John Pratt, Anna Eriksson

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Why do some modern societies punish their offenders differently to others? Why are some more punitive and others more tolerant in their approach to offending and how can these differences be explained? Based on extensive historical analysis and fieldwork in the penal systems of England, Australia...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Long-Term Imprisonment and Human Rights

    Edited by Kirstin Drenkhahn, Manuela Dudeck, Frieder Dünkel

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Prisons and imprisonment have become a commonplace topic in popular culture as the setting and rationale for fiction and documentaries and most people seem to have a clear notion of what it is like in prison, ranging from the idea of the prison cell as a cosy nook with fast internet access to that...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  13. Working within the Forensic Paradigm

    Cross-discipline approaches for policy and practice

    Edited by Rosemary Sheehan, James Ogloff

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Forensic work occurs across the criminal justice sector and the legal and health professions and intersects with work in a range of areas, such as child protection, family welfare, mental health, offending, disability and addictions, family violence programmes, juvenile justice and sexual assault...

    To Be Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge