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This practical guide introduces students to the basic principles of the law, enabling a comprehensive understanding of criminology and criminal justice. Law for Criminologists enthuses both students and teachers about the law while giving sound advice on how to achieve a thorough comprehension of the topic. The book strikes a much-needed balance between essential law for criminologists and commentary on current legal issues.

The Criminal Process
The criminal process

What is the criminal process? It links the purpose of the criminal law with the process of inquiry into a crime committed with the rules of evidence, the powers of investigation by the police, the prosecution agencies and finally with the courts (see Ashworth and Redmayne, 2005: 19ff).

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