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'This Course Companion in Criminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is to be applauded. It is an essential handbook for all students and practitioners who are studying the criminal justice system. The user-friendly framework provides students with practical support in how they can organise their approach to studying to maximise their knowledge and revision skills. I have no hesitation in commending this Companion as a valuable complementary text' - Professor Allyson MacVean, John Grieve Centre for Policing & Community Safety, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College"Congratulations to Ursula Smartt and Sage on a most welcome 'skills' text for Criminal Justice students... The book is concise, clear, well-organised and accessible - highly recommended." Stephen Parrott, Birkbeck, University of LondonCriminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is part of an exciting new ...

Introducing the Features
Introducing the features

The key to success in your study of Criminal Justice is to learn how to think academically and like a Criminal Justice Specialist. In short, think theoretically and analytically. This course companion will advise you how to learn to speak the language of academic study required by the examiner, using the terms and phrases that mark out ‘Criminal Justice speak’ during the course of this book. Writing academically or giving an oral presentation on the subject means using a different style from everyday discourse.


The Tips features (boxed and signalled by a tack), will help you structure and plan your answers. Planning your answers ensures that you have constructed a well-thought out exam or assessment essay. Tips! are all about passing an ...

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