The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy

The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy

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This book brings together leading international criminologist to examine the link between the fruits of criminological research and the development of criminal justice policy. This volume includes comparative discussions of the United States, Germany, Australia, England and Wales. It is divided into four parts: Part 1 discusses the theoretical issues surrounding the relationship between public policy and the discipline of criminology; Part 2 consists of three essays exploring historical aspects of that relationship. Part 3 then examines three distinct areas of penal policy: sentencing, policing and parole; Part 4 is devoted to international comparisons and considers the factors that distinguish research projects that influence criminal justice policy from those that appear not have any influence.Essays in Honour of Roger Hood Roger G. Hood, Lucia Zedner, Andrew Ashworth ... At that time, gun control was on the action agenda of absolutely no Australian policy-maker. ... The laws involved: prohibition of certain categories of firearm; stricter licensing requirements for users; a national gun registration system; safeanbsp;...

Title:The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy
Author:Roger G. Hood, Lucia Zedner, Andrew Ashworth
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 2003


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