Continuing our #VSI25 celebration of 26 years of the 'Very Short Introduction' series, for January we're introducing the topic of criminal justice and giving you free access to the first chapter of Julian V. Roberts' 'Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction'
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Explore the key principles of criminal justice with the first chapter of 'Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction':
‘Introducing criminal justice’ outlines the objectives of criminal justice; how crime can be punished and prevented; the key principles of criminal justice; the two contrasting models of criminal justice; the various components of the CJS; the limits on the power of the CJS; discretion in criminal justice decision-making; and more...