Crime and Social Policy discusses the criminal justice system in England and Wales in an accessible and engaging manner. This title guides students through the system's complexities, reviewing its history, highlighting current problems, and offering recommendations as to where and how it can be improved.

chapter 1|12 pages

Crime and criminal justice in context

chapter 2|15 pages

The police service: putting care first

chapter 3|15 pages

The police force: being in control

chapter 4|11 pages

An overview of the criminal justice system

chapter 5|15 pages

The youth question

chapter 6|17 pages

The adult courts

chapter 7|19 pages

Prisons and penal policy

chapter 9|13 pages

The criminal justice system beyond 2000