British Journal of Community Justice

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 3, Winter

An Introduction to Restorative Justice Practices in Taiwan
Introduction Restorative Justice is an approach to justice that focuses on the needs of victims and offenders, instead of satisfying abstract legal principles or punishing the offender. Sherman (2003:11) argues that restorative justice is 'any means...
Best Practice in Professional Supervision: A Guide for the Helping Professions
Best Practice in Professional Supervision: A Guide for the Helping Professions Davys, A. and Beddoe, L. (2010) London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 256pp pb 19.99 [pounds sterling] ISBN 978-1-84310-995-2 This book, which explores the theoretical...
Communities, Crime and Social Capital in Contemporary China
Communities, Crime and Social Capital in Contemporary China Zhong, L. Y. (2009) Cullompton: Willan. xiii + 277pp (hbk) 45 [pounds sterling] ISBN 978-1-84392-405-0 This is a very accomplished study of community-based crime prevention initiatives...
Community Involvement in Crime Prevention and Judicial Process: The Experience of Saudi Arabia
Community justice is a relatively new trend in Western countries. The concept refers to all measures that explicitly include the community in the justice process (Karp and Clear, 2000), especially instances in which crime and justice affect community...
Criminal Behaviour in Context: Space, Place and Desistance from Crime
Criminal Behaviour in Context: Space, Place and Desistance from Crime Flynn, N. (2010) Abingdon: Willan xvii + 283 pp. hbk 40 [pounds sterling] I SBN978-1-84392-811-9 This is a carefully researched and well-argued book which draws on the life...
Guest Editorial
The issue is dedicated to criminology in Asia. As a result of globalisation and the recent financial crisis in the western world, Asia has been thrust into the limelight. In the past decade, many Asian criminologists who were educated in the West have...
Inside the Cambodian Correctional System
Introduction It is hell on earth, we are between animal and human. (A prisoner) With a salary of about $50 a month, we are prisoners without a verdict. (A guard) Academic research on Cambodia's correctional system is scarce. The prison system...
Juvenile Offenders in Singapore
Introduction Singapore is no different from most, if not all, countries in the world which recognise that young persons are different from adults and that young offenders should be dealt with through special measures *. Singapore's former Chief...
Policing and Criminal Justice
Policing and Criminal Justice Blake, C, Sheldon, B. and Williams, P. (2010). 'Policing Matters' Series, Waddington, PAJ & Wright, M. (eds.) Exeter: Learning Matters. V + 192pp. pbk. 17 [pounds sterling] ISBN 978-1-84445-345-0 The third in...
Restorative Justice and Practices in China
Introduction Restorative justice practices have grown rapidly in the past few decades with the emergence of new intervention strategies, standards, and principles in criminal justice. Evidence suggests that restorative processes-which empower crime...
The Police Crackdown in Red Light Districts in South Korea and the Crime Displacement Effect after the 2004 Act on the Punishment of Intermediating in the Sex Trade
In September of 2004, the government of South Korea enacted the 'Act on the Punishment of Intermediating in the Sex Trade'. Included in the law are strict penalties such as large fines and long prison sentences for both the owners of brothels and their...
Understanding Peacekeeping
Understanding Peacekeeping Bellamy, A. J. and Williams, P. D. (2010) 2nd Edition, Cambridge: Polity Press 376pp pb 18.99 [pounds sterling] ISBN 978-0-7456-4186-7 The first UN peacekeeping mission was established in 1948, since which time the...