Criminal Justice: A New Zealand Introduction (Paperback)

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By Jarrod Gilbert (Editor), Greg Newbold (Editor)
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In this major new textbook, leading scholars from criminology, history, journalism, law, psychology, sociology, and other fields take students and general readers inside New Zealand’s criminal justice system. The authors begin with an introduction to the history and current state of crime, policing, and prisons in New Zealand; they then explain the workings of criminal procedure; and finally they address key current issues such as Maori and the justice system, youth and gangs, psychology and the media. For students and general readers, this book tackles the big questions: How can crime be explained? Is crime rising or falling and if so, why? How do the police operate? How do the courts work? What is the meaning of a "life" sentence? What is the link between crime and mental instability? Why are Maori over-represented in the criminal justice system? How do we deal with youth offenders? How do judicial miscarriages arise? Do the stories we read about crime in the media reflect reality? And how does justice operate in the criminal underworld? 

About the Author

Jarrod Gilbert is a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury and author of the award-winning and bestselling Patched: A History of Gangs in New Zealand. Greg Newbold is a professor at the University of Canterbury and the author of a number of books, including most recently Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781869408763
ISBN-10: 1869408764
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2018
Pages: 348
Language: English