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Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice


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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 forensic science.

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Violence Against Children in the Criminal Justice System: Global Perspectives on Prevention

Violence Against Children in the Criminal Justice System: Global Perspectives on Prevention

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Wendy O'Brien, Cédric Foussard
September 30, 2019

Children who come into conflict with the law are more likely to have experienced violence or adversity than their non-offending peers. Exacerbating the deleterious effects of this childhood trauma, children’s contact with the criminal justice system poses undue risks of physical, sexual, and...

Police Corruption in Comparative Perspective: Building Trust in the Police in India and China

Police Corruption in Comparative Perspective: Building Trust in the Police in India and China

1st Edition

Forthcoming

George Chak Man Lee
August 26, 2019

How has rapid economic modernization in China and India impacted upon policing? To what extent are the two police forces trusted by its citizens? Do the police carry out their duties in a fair and unbiased fashion? What does police corruption look like and why does it persist? And what are the...

Monitoring Penal Policy in Europe

Monitoring Penal Policy in Europe

1st Edition

Gaëtan Cliquennois, Hugues de Suremain
April 01, 2019

The process of judicial control over institutions is often described as growing socio-legal trend which impacts the development of modern societies. This is particularly the case for prisons and other penal institutions, as international bodies and the courts have tried to influence prison policies...

Stop and Search and Police Legitimacy

Stop and Search and Police Legitimacy

1st Edition

Ben Bradford
March 05, 2019

‘Stop and search’ is a form of police-citizen interaction that is confrontational, often stressful for those involved, and potentially damaging to the relationship between police and public. The extent to which police officers use their power to stop and perhaps search members of the public is...

Young Offenders and Open Custody

Young Offenders and Open Custody

1st Edition

Tove Pettersson
March 05, 2019

Young offenders given custodial sentences in youth institutions constitute an important group in the context of crime prevention research, given that offenders within this group are at high risk of reoffending or continuing with a criminal career into adulthood. This book explores the significance...

Restorative Responses to Sexual Violence: Legal, Social and Therapeutic Dimensions

Restorative Responses to Sexual Violence: Legal, Social and Therapeutic Dimensions

1st Edition

Estelle Zinsstag, Marie Keenan
March 05, 2019

Sexual violence, in all its forms, is a crime for which anecdotal accounts and scholarly reports suggest victims in their great majority do not receive adequate ‘justice’ or redress. The theory and practice of restorative justice is rapidly developing and offers some well-argued new avenues for...

Police Powers and Citizens’ Rights: Discretionary Decision-Making in Police Detention

Police Powers and Citizens’ Rights: Discretionary Decision-Making in Police Detention

1st Edition

Layla Skinns
February 15, 2019

Police detention is the place where suspects are taken whilst their case is investigated and a case disposal decision is reached. It is also a largely hidden, but vital, part of police work and an under-explored aspect of police studies. This book provides a much-needed comparative perspective on...

Restoring Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe

Restoring Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe

1st Edition

Brunilda Pali, Ivo Aertsen
February 14, 2019

The intercultural contexts and new configurations in Europe offer fertile ground for social conflict, tensions and threat. This book challenges predominant and fear inducing approaches of justice and security as they appear in intercultural contexts, and develops alternative understandings by...

The Special Constabulary: Historical Context, International Comparisons and Contemporary Themes

The Special Constabulary: Historical Context, International Comparisons and Contemporary Themes

1st Edition

Karen Bullock, Andrew Millie
February 07, 2019

Special constables are warranted officers retained within British constabularies. Wearing similar uniforms, carrying the same personal protective equipment and holding identical powers to enforce the criminal law, special constables are to all intents and purposes indistinguishable from their...

Transforming Summary Justice: Modernisation in the Lower Criminal Courts

Transforming Summary Justice: Modernisation in the Lower Criminal Courts

1st Edition

Jenni Ward
February 04, 2019

Sweeping changes are being introduced into the lower-tier magistrates’ courts in England and Wales in efforts to modernise the system and speed up case processing. They concentrate on delivering prompt justice within a modern, efficient and technologically advanced system. But these transformations...

Policing Hate Crime: Understanding Communities and Prejudice

Policing Hate Crime: Understanding Communities and Prejudice

1st Edition

Gail Mason, JaneMaree Maher, Jude McCulloch, Sharon Pickering, Rebecca Wickes, Carolyn McKay
February 04, 2019

In a contemporary setting of increasing social division and marginalisation, Policing Hate Crime interrogates the complexities of prejudice motivated crime and effective policing practices. Hate crime has become a barometer for contemporary police relations with vulnerable and marginalised...

Police-Citizen Relations Across the World: Comparing sources and contexts of trust and legitimacy

Police-Citizen Relations Across the World: Comparing sources and contexts of trust and legitimacy

1st Edition

Dietrich Oberwittler, Sebastian Roché
February 04, 2019

Police-citizen relations are in the public spotlight following outbursts of anger and violence. Such clashes often happen as a response to fatal police shootings, racial or ethnic discrimination, or the mishandling of mass protests. But even in such cases, citizens’ assessment of the police differs...

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