By (author) Lucia Zedner
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Criminal Justice by Lucia Zedner
Book DescriptionFollowing in the tradition of the Clarendon Law Series, Criminal Justice is an extended essay on the core concepts, structures, and processes of the criminal justice system. The book prefers theoretical reflection above detailed description and favours provocative questions over simple answers. Its primary aim is to stimulate students of criminal justice to think critically about what they have learned. Criminal Justice challenges conventional understanding of crime, criminal justice and punishment by revealing their meanings to be open to multiple interpretations. It explores the historical contingency and cultural specificity of the institutions and practices of criminal justice. And it considers the many, often conflicting, roles fulfilled by the various players in the criminal process. In so doing, it reveals criminal justice to be more diverse and its purposes more contested than conventional accounts allow. The book concludes by examining radical changes in crime control and the pursuit of security and considering their import for criminal justice as we know it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198763666
(217mm x 144mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lucia Zedner
Changing Contours of Criminal Justice, Hardback (November 2016)
This collection will provide an engaging and critical account of the current state of criminal justice and the origins and implications of contemporary practice, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Oxford Centre for Criminology and featuring contributions from leading internationally-renowned criminologists.
Preventive Justice, Paperback (September 2015)
Preventive Justice looks at the use of coercive preventive measures by the state, both within and beyond criminal law. Examining preventive laws, measures, and institutions in and outside the criminal law, it explores the justifications given for using coercion to protect the public from harm.
Prevention and the Limits of the Criminal Law, Hardback (January 2013)
Are preventive justice measures justified? Do they needlessly blur the boundaries between criminal and civil law, signalling a change in the architecture of security? The contributors in this volume re-assess the foundations for the range of coercive measures that states now take in the name of prevention and public protection.
Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Hardback (August 2012)» View all books by Lucia Zedner
Celebrating the scholarship of one of the leading lawyers of the common law, Andrew Ashworth, the essays in this volume address fundamental questions of principle and value in criminal law, criminal process, human rights, sentencing, and punishment. This is a major contribution to contemporary debates about criminalization and punishment.
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Author Biography - Lucia Zedner
Lucia Zedner is Reader in Criminal Justice, Law Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and an Associate Member of the Centre for Criminological Research, University of Oxford.
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