Recurring themes in contemporary criminal justice developments and debates

Brown, David (2007) Recurring themes in contemporary criminal justice developments and debates. In Tolmie, Juila & Brookbanks, Warren (Eds.) Criminal Justice in New Zealand. LexisNexis, Wellington, pp. 7-38.

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Abstract

Criminal Justice in New Zealand is the first comprehensive account of the New Zealand approach to criminal justice issues to be published in this country, and it discusses the complex range of interconnected procedures involved in the system. New Zealand readers will enjoy the access to analysis and insight into the justice outcomes, procedures and how the inter-weavings affect different constituents. Highlights include statistical analysis, youth justice, the dealings and impact of media on criminal justice. The book emphasises the lack of coherent philosophy connecting the many stakeholders and describes the operation of its founding theories and procedures, including the trial process, criminal procedure, policing, sentencing and provision for victims.

Tolmie and Brookbanks have excelled in their editing of this wide-ranging content, and have created an excellent resource. This book will become required reading for law students, policy analysts, sociologists, Judges and police. The book provides an account of a complex range of interconnected constituencies and procedures that together constitute the New Zealand criminal justice system.

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ID Code: 68650
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9780408718824
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 LexisNexis
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2014 23:56
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2014 23:00

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