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50 facts everyone should know about crime and punishment in Britain - James Treadwell

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Title
50 facts everyone should know about crime and punishment in Britain
Author
James Treadwell
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Policy Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20190327

Are you the kind of person who watches crime drama and real-life crime documentaries on television? Are you fascinated by the twists and turns of justice and the law? But how much do you really know about key issues in crime, crime control, policing and punishment in the UK? This exciting, dynamic and accessible book, written by leading experts, presents 50 key facts related to crime and criminal justice policy in Britain. Did you know that, contrary to public belief,
in the UK a life sentence does actually last for life? And that capital punishment in the UK was abolished for murder in 1965 but the Death Penalty was a legally defined punishment as late as 1998?Offering thought-provoking insights into the study of crime, this fascinating "go to" book is packed with facts and figures revealing the myths and realities of crime in contemporary Britain.

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Dr Adam G T Lynes, is a Lecturer in Criminology, at Birmingham City University, where he has taught since 2012, covering topics from criminological theory to organised and violent crime. He has published research focusing on violent crimes from serial murder to family annihilation, and recently was a co-author on a new text book.
Dr James Treadwell is Professor of Criminology at Staffordshire University and has also worked at the University of Birmingham, and University of Leicester. Previously he worked for the crime reduction charity NACRO, and as a Probation Officer in the West Midlands. He undertakes ethnographic and qualitative research for crime and criminal justice related projects, including studies of the English Defence League, and the August 2011 English Riots.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Criminal justice, Administration of - Great Britain - History - Miscellanea.|Criminology - Great Britain - History - Miscellanea.|Crime - Great Britain - History - Miscellanea.|Punishment - Great Britain - History - Miscellanea.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
vii, 328

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