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Criminal Procedure and Punishment
Criminal Procedure and Punishment

Criminal Procedure and Punishment


350 Pages, 6 x 9

Trade Paper, $47.99 (US $47.99) (CA $65.00)

Publication Date: January 2018

ISBN 9780995653023

Rights: US & CA

Hall & Stott Publishing Ltd (Jan 2018)

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Straddles criminal law and criminal justice/penology. No other book out there that compares.

This book provides a holistic overview of the English and Welsh system of criminal justice, from the earliest stages of investigation and arrest through to the punishment and release of offenders. Aimed at students, it examines not only the law and procedure of criminal justice and punishment, but underpinning theories and surrounding issues. The book is designed as the set text for a new undergraduate law module entitled Criminal Procedure and Punishment, but is suitable for courses on criminal justice, penology and criminology. The book is divided into two linked parts. The first focuses on criminal procedure, including: the influence of adversarial and inquisitorial theory; the use (and misuse) of police powers; the trial process and fundamental fair trial rights; and sentencing. The second part focuses on punishment, including: discussion of its history; theoretical and philosophical arguments from scholars including Kant, Bentham and Rawls; punishment in the modern era; and the prison crisis.  Both parts link to common themes and issues, with connections drawn between the different stages of the process and their impact on each other. The book thus offers, through doctrinal and socio-legal methods, a contemporary and rounded approach to two constantly evolving and overlapping topics.


"Thorough, well prepared, well-written and accessible." —Professor Margaret Greenfields, Buckinghamshire New University

Author Biography

Ed Johnston is the dual module leader of both Criminal Procedure and Punishment (Level 2) and Organised Crime and Criminal Justice (Level 3) at UWE, Bristol. Further to this he teaches on Sexual Offences and Offending (Level 2) and Criminal Law (Level 1), he is also the Programme Leader for the Criminology with Law award.Tom Smith is a Lecturer in Law, specialising in criminal justice and procedure, criminal defence lawyers, legal aid and pre-trial detention. He teaches Criminal Justice, Penology, Criminal Law and Sexual Offences and Offending. He is a post-doctoral researcher, and has published a number of articles in a range of literature including the Criminal Law Review and the International Journal of the Legal Profession.