• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

'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 ...

Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction
Criminal justice: A brief introduction

The principal aim of this course companion is to give you the core curriculum ‘in a nutshell’ and to provide you with a broad outline of topic areas that may well come up in an exam or assessed component of your degree course. All the core areas are covered in the ten sections of Part 2, providing the essence of the various stages in the English criminal process. The order of sequence has been taken from an imaginary suspect's first arrest to his criminal conviction, sentence and punishment, providing an overview how the various Criminal Justice agencies ‘process’ a criminal.

The criminal justice system can be summarised by the following agencies:

  • The Police Service
  • The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
  • The Court ...
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