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Efficiency and Bureaucratisation of Criminal Justice
Global Trends

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ISBN 9781032075853
March 24, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

This book tackles the growing issues concerning the managerialism and bureacratisation of criminal justice systems across a number of jurisdictions. Here, managerialism means the move towards more standardised, bureaucratic and efficiency-driven systems, influenced by a desire to ensure predictability, control risks and, ultimately, economic savings via a more efficient process. The volume explores the phenomenon of managerialism in selected national criminal legal systems, covering all stages of criminal case processing from arrest to the imposition of sanction. The selected countries represent diverse socio-economic, political, cultural and legal traditions including common law, civil law, mixed common and civil law, and post-Soviet tradition. The book engages with a variety of relevant theoretical concepts, such as fairness, rationality, efficiency and legitimacy. The authors critically examine whether and to what extent the trend towards managerialism is indeed discernible, and what are its likely effects in the given national criminal legal systems. The book will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners working in the areas of comparative criminal justice and procedure.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  List of Contributors  Table of Cases  Table of Legislation  List of Abbreviations  Foreword – Professor Jackie Hodgson  Introduction – Anna Pivaty and Ed Johnston  Chapter 1 – Judging the Offender: French Criminal Justice Culture and the Challenges of McDonaldization – Laurene Soubise  Chapter 2 - New Public Management in the Dutch criminal justice chain: the effects of stratification and automation in out-of-court proceedings – Joep Lindeman and Nina Holvast  Chapter 3 - Introducing abstaining from prosecution and plea bargaining in Greece: reforms towards the quest for efficiency - Chara Chioni-Chotouman  Chapter 4 - Bureaucratising Criminal Convictions in China – Enshen Li  Chapter 5 - ‘Through the back door’: defence perspectives on the rise of managerialism at the expense of adversarial justice – Ed Johnston and Tom Smith  Chapter 6 - New Public Management and the role of Dutch trial judge: a critical appraisal of the possible impact - Anna Pivaty and Marieke Dubelaar  Chapter 7 - Domestic Abuse Cases and Packer’s Conundrum: Managing Risk – Emma Forbes  Bibliography  Index

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Ed Johnston is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Procedure at the University of Northampton, UK.

Anna Pivaty is Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.