Principles of Criminal Justice
This text provides comprehensive coverage of the institutions, procedures and decision-making process within the criminal justice system, ie investigation, pre-trial, trial, sentencing and penal measures. The formal framework of rules and procedures, the informal and discretionary nature of the decisions and the broader social context of the operation of the criminal justice system are also considered. Examination of constitutional principles which underlie the administration of criminal justice (and the extent to which they are enforced) is included.
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