Where next for criminal justice?

By David Faulkner and Ros Burnett

Where next for criminal justice?
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    26 Oct 2011
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    256 pages
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    978-1847428912
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Successive governments have promised to reform criminal justice in England and Wales and to make it more efficient and more effective in preventing and reducing crime. And yet there is still a feeling that not enough has been achieved and more has to be done - a feeling that the English riots in August 2011 painfully revived. Where Next for Criminal Justice? offers a principled framework for the development of policy, legislation and practice, and argues with examples for an approach to criminal justice which acknowledges the limitations on what governments and reforms of criminal justice can achieve on their own, and where the focus is on promoting procedural justice and legitimacy; fostering human decency and civility; and enabling prevention, restoration and desistance from crime.
David Faulkner is a senior research associate at the University of Oxford Centre for Criminology and was formerly a deputy secretary at the Home Office.
Ros Burnett is Reader in Criminology at the University of Oxford's Centre for Criminology and was previously a probation officer.
Introduction; Social justice, legitimacy and criminal justice; What happened in criminal justice - the 1980s; A change of direction - the 1990s; Crime prevention, civil society and communities; Courts, punishment and sentencing; Police, policing and communities; Community sentences and desistance from crime; Prisons: Security, rehabilitation and humanity; The role of government in criminal justice; Policy, politics and the way forward.

"Where Next for Criminal Justice? ... reviews the policies and the governance of criminal justice over the last thirty years as well as the latest developments and research evidence, and argues for a fundamental reassessment of what criminal justice is for and what it is realistically able to achieve." CrimeTalk.org.uk

"In this timely volume the authors provide a succinct and penetrating critique of contemporary criminal justice. They set out a series of arguments that will be of great interest to scholars, practitioners and policy makers." Julian V. Roberts, University of Oxford

"The authors clearly set out their aims and meet them in a very accessible book which covers the broad history of UK criminal justice issues over the last thirty years and indicates a way forward for the current government." Internet Journal of Criminology

"a passionate and comprehensive account of the path of travel policy has taken....considers the political and social trends...the book is an essential reference for a through overview of the UK justice system, past and present, and perhaps even future." Bethany E.Schmidt, PhD candidate, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, Edited by Dr Marian Duggan, Sheffield Hallam University

"The authors of this book are old-hands in the policy-making and policy-influencing process..Nonetheless, their willingness to..catalogue recent policy developments in criminal justice in such a comprehensive and fine-grained way..for a rational and compassionate criminal justice policy in England and Wales is a commendable service." The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice

"Between them, Faulkner and Burnett provide wise and incisive observations on
crime prevention, policing, courts and sentencing, youth justice, probation and prisons, their chapter focus points. This is a valuable overview of our direction of policy travel over the last 30 years and ... is as valuable an introduction
as students are likely to find." British Journal of Criminology

"Between them, Faulkner and Burnett provide wise and incisive observations on
crime prevention, policing, courts and sentencing, youth justice, probation and prisons, their chapter focus points. This is a valuable overview of our direction of policy travel over the last 30 years and ... is as valuable an introduction
as students are likely to find." British Journal of Criminology

"As well as providing a very good overview of criminal justice policy over the last thirty years, [Where next for criminal justice?] offers a vision that those thinking about the future of criminal justice, and I might add social work, could do well to embrace." British Journal of Social Work

About the book

Successive governments have promised to reform criminal justice in England and Wales and to make it more efficient and more effective in preventing and reducing crime. And yet there is still a feeling that not enough has been achieved and more has to be done - a feeling that the English riots in August 2011 painfully revived. Where Next for Criminal Justice? offers a principled framework for the development of policy, legislation and practice, and argues with examples for an approach to criminal justice which acknowledges the limitations on what governments and reforms of criminal justice can achieve on their own, and where the focus is on promoting procedural justice and legitimacy; fostering human decency and civility; and enabling prevention, restoration and desistance from crime.

Content

Introduction; Social justice, legitimacy and criminal justice; What happened in criminal justice - the 1980s; A change of direction - the 1990s; Crime prevention, civil society and communities; Courts, punishment and sentencing; Police, policing and communities; Community sentences and desistance from crime; Prisons: Security, rehabilitation and humanity; The role of government in criminal justice; Policy, politics and the way forward.
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