Considering Crime and Justice Realities and Responses|
The rationale for, and workings of, the ‘systems’ of criminal justice in
Australia are issues that need constant attention. One of the challenges for students,
academics, policy-makers and practitioners in this field is the need to become familiar
with approaches, theories and methods emanating from a wide range of difference
disciplines. Criminologists, legal theorists, philosophers, psychologists, political
scientists, historians, behavioural scientists and sociologists have all made important
contributions to this field. This book provides a broad, accessible introduction to
the study of criminal justice, while giving an overview of contemporary thinking and
presenting a range of empirical findings.
The topics covered include: the recording of crime; notions of justice; policing;
privatisation; sentencing; punishment; Indigenous people’s experiences within the
system; victimology and white-collar crime; psychological intersections; evaluation;
and strategic policy-making.
This text is designed to attract justice studies and behavioural science students and
professionals especially, to apply their theories, findings and skills to the challenging
questions and problems posed by the six authors.
(edited by) Rick Sarre & John Tomaino
Portrait; hardcover; xiv + 350 pages
234 x 153 mm