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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (4th edn)

Andrew Sanders, Richard Young, and Mandy Burton
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date: 31 March 2023

1. The aims and values of ‘criminal justice’locked

1. The aims and values of ‘criminal justice’locked

  • Andrew Sanders, Andrew SandersProfessor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Birmingham
  • Richard YoungRichard YoungProfessor of Law and Policy Research, University of Bristol
  •  and Mandy BurtonMandy BurtonProfessor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Leicester


This chapter discusses the nature and structure of ‘criminal justice’; proving guilt and innocence; adversarial and inquisitorial theories of criminal justice; recent trends in criminal justice and crime; crime control and due process; the fundamental (human) rights approach to criminal justice; the managerialism approach to criminal justice; where victims fit into these approaches; and the adoption of freedom as the ultimate goal of criminal justice.

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