Publishing with a purpose
Concepts, Realities and Aspirations
While ‘effective participation’ is deemed a critical component of access to justice, the concept has rarely been subject to empirical analysis. This unique study helps to fill the significant knowledge gap and makes a compelling case for a principled commitment to supporting participation across the justice system of England and Wales and beyond.
The Current Situation and an Alternative Future
Providing a comprehensive account of prison populations worldwide, this new work links prison statistics from the last 15 years with considerations of how prisons and prison populations are managed. It is a major contribution to the knowledge of those currently debating prisons and the use of imprisonment.
Personal Experiences and Questions of Legitimacy
This timely book provides a vivid description of what it is like to attend court as a victim, a witness or a defendant; the interplay between the different players in the courtroom; and the extent to which the court process is viewed as legitimate by those involved in it.
Finding a balance
The Government has introduced new powers for tackling anti-social behaviour, such as Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs). This study examines how the new powers are being used, and what people think about them. Its findings will advance strategic thinking on the issue.
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