Criminal justice: a New Zealand introduction

An introduction to New Zealand's criminal justice system - from crime and policing to the courts - aimed at students and general readers. In this major new textbook, leading scholars from criminology, history, journalism, law, psychology, sociology and other fields take us inside New Zealand�...

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Contributors: Gilbert, Jarrod (HerausgeberIn); Newbold, Greg (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Auckland, New Zealand Auckland University Press 2017
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Summary:An introduction to New Zealand's criminal justice system - from crime and policing to the courts - aimed at students and general readers. In this major new textbook, leading scholars from criminology, history, journalism, law, psychology, sociology and other fields take us inside New Zealand's criminal justice system. The authors begin with an introduction to the history and current state of crime, policing and prisons in New Zealand; they then explain the workings of criminal procedure, from evidence to sentencing; and finally they address key current issues such as Maori and the justice system, youth and gangs, psychology and the media. This book tackles the big questions: How can crime be explained? Is crime rising or falling and if so, why? How do the police operate? How do the courts work? What is the meaning of a `life' sentence? What is the link between crime and mental instability? Why are Maori over-represented in the criminal justice system? How do we deal with youthful offenders? How do judicial miscarriages arise? Do the stories we read about crime in the media reflect reality? And how does justice operate in the criminal underworld? This book is an important new introduction to New Zealand's criminal justice system
Introduction / Jarrod Gilbert and Greg Newbold -- Origins and History. 1. Explaining crime through the ages / Trevor Bradley -- 2. Crime rates / Greg Newbold -- 3. The history of policing / Heather Wolffram -- 4. Contemporary policing / John Price, Mike Webb and Simone Bull -- 5. Corrections / Greg Newbold -- Current Practice. 6. Evidence and human rights / Chris Gallavin -- 7. Where cases are tried, and how / Jeremy Finn -- 8. Sentencing / Debra Wilson -- Key Issues. 9. Psychology and criminal justice / Randolph C. Grace, Anthony McLean and Sarah Beggs Christofferson -- 10 Maori and justice / Sacha McMeeking -- 11. Youth justice / Andrew Becroft and Sacha Norrie -- 12. Justice and injustice / Jarrod Gilbert -- 13. Crime and news media / Tara Ross and David Fisher -- 14. Gangs and underworld justice / Jarrod Gilbert
Physical Description:342 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme 23 cm
ISBN:9781869408763
1869408764