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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 ...

Running Themes in Criminal Justice
Running themes in criminal justice

There are certain themes that will always be relevant to nearly every topic in Criminal Justice; we have called these Running themes. Below, you will find a list of all running themes in this course companion. These will then be touched on at the beginning of each of the ten sections in Part 2, and in the text (in bold print). It is important that you bear the themes in mind when answering questions in exams or assessments.

  • Human rights – Impact on citizenship and civil rights (liberty; freedom of speech) and criminal procedure (right to a fair trial; freedom from torture etc.). The Human Rights Act 1998 enshrined the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental ...
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