Criminal Law & Criminal Justice
- Noel Cross - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Criminal Law | Criminology & Criminal Justice (General)
This accessible text enables criminology and criminal justice students to understand and critically evaluate criminal law in the context of criminal justice and wider social issues.
The book explains criminal law comprehensively, covering both general principles and specific types of criminal offences. It examines criminal law in its social context, as well as considering how it is used by the criminal justice processes and agencies which enforce it in practice.
Covering all the different theoretical approaches that the student of criminology and criminal justice will need to understand, the book provides learning tools such as:
-chapter objectives - making the structure of the book easy to follow for students
-questions for discussion and student exercises - helping students to think critically about the ideas and concepts in each chapter, and to undertake further independent and reflective study
-'definition boxes' explaining key concepts - helping students who are not familiar with specialist criminal law terminology to understand what the key basic concepts in criminal law really mean in practice
-a companion Website which incorporates a range of resources for lecturers and students.
This book, original in conception and clearly written and structured, will do an excellent job of introducing students of criminology and criminal justice to the relationship between ‘law in the books’ and ‘law in action’. With a wealth of examples, it will help social science students to understand legal language and legal reasoning, and how criminal justice practice needs to be seen in the context of criminal law.
Professor David Smith
Excellent book which assist students in completing a module assignment
This book has been adopted as an esential text for both the Foundation Degree and BA(Hons) Degree in Criminal Justice
The content of the book merges Criminology,Criminal Law,The English Legal System and Criminal Justice in a way that clearly promotes a wider understanding of professional practice -Esential for students and lecturers as an excellent reference to promote focused delivery ,teaching and learning that in turn reflects professional practice
A good book that will complement the core texts.
I've found this book very useful for my students on a Foundation Degree course, where Criminal Law and Criminal Justice are part of the programme. I particularly like the way the book is laid out with study exercises to embed the learning.
A well written book which discusses principles and types of criminal offences in detail. A must for academics and scholars.
There is a vast array of texts in this particular area, however Cross has presented this text in a highly accessible way and therefore is an excellent introductory text for new students of criminal justice. In particular, definitions and study questions are clearly laid out, thus providing succinct and quick to reference concepts and themes
Cross has cleverly weaved his way through the rhetoric and parctice of the agencies involved with the criminal law and criminal justice. Engaging and accessible, highly recommended to all those studying either criminology or criminal justice.