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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 SmithLancaster University
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.
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