The Making of Criminal Justice Policy
To Be Published March 15th 2014 by Routledge – 192 pages
This new textbook addresses the needs of the student of criminology for a better understanding of criminal justice policy and offers a framework for analysing the social, economic and political processes that shape its creation. The book will connect the study of criminology to the wider study of public policy, government institutions, and political decision making and challenge students to consider the contested nature of evidence and the role of the academic, practitioner and campaigner in criminal justice policy making. Key features include:
This text is perfect for the undergraduate taking modules in criminology, criminal justice and social and public policy as well as students taking courses on policing, probation and the voluntary sector.
1: Introduction, 2. Overview of criminal justice policy, 3. The criminal justice policy making process - the formal process, 4. External influences on policy making, 5. International influence on policy making : policy transfer, 6. Influencing criminal justice policy, 7. Conclusion