Criminal Justice Theory: An Introduction

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Contents
1Introduction: modernity and criminal justice1
 The European Enlightenment and the rise of the modern age1
 Criminal justice in the pre-modern era3
 Social contract theory and utilitarianism6
 Modern societies10
 Four models of criminal justice development11
 The structure of this book26
2Explaining crime and criminal behaviour29
 The rational actor model29
 The predestined actor model33
 The victimised actor model47
 Integrated theories51
 Postscript56
3The philosophy of law and legal ethics58
 Analytic jurisprudence59
 Normative jurisprudence69
 Critical legal theory74
 Islamic jurisprudence and Sharia law77
4Policing modern society84
 A brief history of the police85
 Policing and social context since the Second World War95
 Policing contemporary society98
 Policing and the four models of criminal justice development107
5The legal process in modern society111
 Criminal justice agencies113
 Criminal justice ‘system’ or ‘process’116

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Criminal Justice Theory i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • 1- Introduction - Modernity and Criminal Justice 1
  • 2- Explaining Crime and Criminal Behaviour 29
  • 3- The Philosophy of Law and Legal Ethics 58
  • 4- Policing Modern Society 84
  • 5- The Legal Process in Modern Society 111
  • 6- Punishment in Modern Society 144
  • 7- Youth Justice in Modern Society 172
  • 8- Conclusions - The Future of Criminal Justice 194
  • Notes 215
  • References 222
  • Author Index 249
  • Subject Index 256
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