Understanding criminal justice : sociological perspectives / Philip Smith and Kristin Natalier.

Providing an overview of the sociological approaches to law and criminal justice, this book focuses on how law and the criminal justice system inevitably affect one another, and the ways in which both are intimately connected with wider social forces.

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Bibliographic Details
Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Smith, Philip (Philip Daniel), 1964-
Other Authors: Natalier, Kristin
Format: eBook
Published: London ; Thopusand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2005.
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1
  • Theoretical Approaches to Law and Criminal Justice; Chapter 2
  • The Law; Chapter 3
  • The Police; Chapter 4
  • Court Processes and Personnel; Chapter 5
  • Punishment; Chapter 6
  • Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.