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  • 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 ...

Introduction to the Criminal Process of England and Wales
Introduction to the criminal process of england and wales

The main aim of this section is to promote greater understanding of the Criminal Justice System as a whole. You will learn to understand how the criminal law operates in practice by looking at the various agencies involved in the criminal process – such as the police, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the criminal courts. By looking at the stages, agencies and decision-making processes within the English Criminal Justice System, you will learn to understand how the various agencies work (or don't work) together. The criminal process of England and Wales is essentially adversarial in nature. You will find the terms ‘adversarial’ and ‘inquisitorial’ in your textbooks ...

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