We now live in a world which thinks through the legislative implications of criminal justice with one eye on human rights. Human Rights and the Criminal Justice System provides comprehensive coverage of human rights as it relates to the contemporary criminal justice system. As well as being a significant aspect of international governance and global justice, Amatrudo and Blake argue here that human rights have also eclipsed the rhetoric of religion in contemporary moral discussion. This book explores topics such as terrorism, race, and the rights of prisoners, as well as existing legal structures, court practices, and the developing literature in Criminology, Law and Political Science, in order to critically review the relationship between the developing body of human rights theory and practice, and the criminal justice system.
This book will be of considerable interest to those with academic concerns in this area; as well as providing an accessible, yet sophisticated, resource for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate human rights courses.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements, Chapter 1: Human Rights and Contemporary Criminology, Chapter 2: European Convention on Human Rights and Contemporary Human Rights Theory, Chapter 3: Human Rights in British and European Law, Chapter 4: Recent Court Cases and their Principles, Chapter 5: Race and Gender Issues and Human Rights, Chapter 6: Victims, Victimology and Human Rights, Chapter 7: Terrorism: Terror and its implications for human rights, Chapter 8: The Problems of a Globalised World: Transnational Criminal Justice Issues, Chapter 9: The Rights of Prisoners, Chapter 10: Conclusion, Index
Anthony Amatrudo is currently Reader in Criminology at Middlesex University and a Visiting Fellow at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge and Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. He was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Nathanson Centre for Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto in 2012- 2013.
Leslie Blake is a lecturer in Law at the School of Law of the University of Surrey and a member of the Committee of Islington Legal Advice Centre, London. He was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1972.