Informal justice?

Author: Roger Matthews

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 214

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Informal legal processes such as mediation, arbitration, conciliation, and reparation arose out of attempts to remove disputes from the formal courtroom setting and restore them to the community. Initially, solving disputes out of court but with legal guidance was widely hailed as an alternative to the punishment model of justice and the restricting nature of the adversarial legal system. Now it is viewed as being a progressive constructive alternative to the formal legal process and as providing further expansion of the legal system. Roger Matthews has gathered together a team of distinguished contributors to present and evaluate the potential of informal justice benefits for victims, offenders, and the criminal justice system. This volume offers insightful information into the practical potential of mediation and other schemes and discusses the broader questions of social control, power, and the state. The research and practical experience of the authors contributes greatly to the authenticity of the contents and to the value of the book. Informal Justice? will be a welcome comparative study for criminologists, social workers, lawyers, and anyone involved in mediation and other kinds of informal justice. "Welcome addition to the libraries of judicial studies, composed in a knowledgeable and popular form attractive to specialists and a general readership alike. . . . Informal Justice (was) highly recommended in our television special publicizing some of the best books currently available to the reading public." --The Midwest Book Review "Matthews does a fine job of integrating and synthesizing the main points of his other contributors and his own ideas in a concise and lucid fashion. . . . Informal Justice? is a stimulating compilation of ideas on the potential roles of informal justice in the context of the legal system and the realm of power and social control." --American Journal of Police "A useful collection of papers that highlights the scope for further exploration and understanding of the theory and practice of informal justice. Collectively, the authors make the case for the future of informal dispute resolution in its own right." --British Journal of Criminology

Justice of the Peace

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Category: Justices of the peace

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Policing for Profit

The Private Security Sector

Author: Nigel South

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803981751

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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This volume examines the role of private investigators, industrial security and other private policing, and addresses key problems of public accountability associated with commercial policing.

Privatizing Criminal Justice

Author: Roger Matthews

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 197

View: 1953

Without abdicating their ultimate responsibility for law enforcement and criminal justice, Western governments are increasingly seeking to delegate aspects of this task to the private and voluntary sectors. The contributors assess both the actual and potential impact of privatization in this highly controversial area, and examine the experience of private prisons, especially in North America, the activities of private security firms and current developments in electronic monitoring techniques. Privatizing Criminal Justice explores the changing relations between the state and the market and evaluates whether privatization can improve the control of crime and the administration of justice.

Law, Power and Culture

Supporting Change From Within

Author: Fauzia Knight

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137497548

Category: Law

Page: 208

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A fresh theory on how individuals respond to inequalities occurring within their own communities. This original and insightful study draws on empirical research on the Santal people of Asia, examining power relations within social fields, and the state, to reveal a typology of power practices, and applies these to forced marriage in the West.

Imprisonment

Author: Roger Matthews

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855218277

Category: Social Science

Page: 569

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The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology.

Controlling Crime

Author: Eugene McLaughlin,John Muncie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761969730

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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The Second Edition of Controlling Crime provides an important evaluation of criminal justice in the United Kingdom during a period of rapid social change. Each chapter encourages historical, comparative and critical reflection on the organizational logics, powers, procedures and practices of the criminal justice system. Intended as essential reading for students of criminology, criminal justice, community safety, socio-legal studies, sociology of crime and deviance and social policy, Controlling Crime will also be of interest to anyone wishing to gain an understanding of the operation of contemporary criminal justice systems.

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The Problem of Crime

Author: John Muncie,Eugene McLaughlin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761969716

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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Praise of the First Edition `By providing accessible and readable introductions to often neglected aspects of crime, the volume is a welcome change from texts focusing on the more conventionally constructed problems of juvenile crime, theft and violent crime' - Reviewing Sociology This second edition of The Problem of Crime offers a comprehensive analysis of some of the most important developments in the study of crime. The book considers how the criminological gaze has shifted its focus from a preoccupation with 'crimes of the streets' to examining also the serious social harms and injuries associated with crime in the city, child abuse, domestic violence, organized crime, corporate crime, po

Restorative Justice

Critical Issues

Author: Eugene McLaughlin,Open University,Gordon Hughes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761942092

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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Restorative Justice brings together key international writings that trace the development of restorative justice from its diverse beginnings to current global policies and practices.

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Category: Law

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Prisons, Punishment and the Pursuit of Security

Author: D. Drake

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137004835

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Drawing on research in men's long-term, maximum-security prisons, this book examines three interconnected problems: the tendency of the prison to obscure other social problems and conceal its own failings, the pursuit of greater levels of human security through repressive and violent means and the persistence of the belief in the problem of 'evil'.

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.