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Routledge Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Procedure


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This series deals with aspects of criminal justice and procedure in both practical and theoretical terms. Books may examine issues such as the use of police powers, the rights of the suspect during the police investigation, access to legal advice and the trial process. Many jurisdictions have seen substantial changes to their criminal justice systems which often have ramifications for due process safeguards. From a theoretical standpoint, the series invites analyses of the way in which different jurisdictions make changes to their justice systems, highlighting and examining the ramifications of such changes. The series welcomes contributions from scholars from all jurisdictions thereby creating an opportunity for novel cross-jurisdictional scholarly collaboration.

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Implementation of Rights for Crime Victims in Theory and Practice Lessons from India

Implementation of Rights for Crime Victims in Theory and Practice: Lessons from India

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Anupama Sharma
September 05, 2024

There are many different ways in which victims’ rights can be implemented. The implementation pattern may vary depending on the type of rights a jurisdiction offers and the purposes it seeks to achieve via these rights. However, there are a few basic aspects that remain common to the variation in ...

Contemporary Challenges in the Jury System A Comparative Perspective

Contemporary Challenges in the Jury System: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Nicola Monaghan
July 05, 2024

This collection explores a variety of issues facing contemporary juries, bringing together innovative research from different disciplines and jurisdictions. The debate stems from a real concern that criticism of the jury may lead to a loss of public confidence in the institution and that this may ...

A Recent History of Homicide Investigation Changes and Implications for Criminal Justice in England and Wales

A Recent History of Homicide Investigation: Changes and Implications for Criminal Justice in England and Wales

1st Edition

By Sophie Pike
May 27, 2024

Drawing on in-depth research, including interviews with former and serving detectives, this book explores how homicide investigation in England and Wales has changed since the 1980s and the opportunities and challenges that have arisen as a consequence. The investigation of homicide in England and ...

Fair Trial Rules of Evidence The Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights

Fair Trial Rules of Evidence: The Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights

1st Edition

By Jurkka Jämsä
May 27, 2024

This book examines how the European Court of Human Rights approaches the matter of evidence, and how its judgments affect domestic law. The case law of the Court has affected many areas of law in Europe. One of these areas is the law of evidence, and especially criminal evidence. This work examines...

Probation, Mental Health and Criminal Justice Towards Equivalence

Probation, Mental Health and Criminal Justice: Towards Equivalence

1st Edition

Edited By Charlie Brooker, Coral Sirdifield
May 27, 2024

This collection of research and evaluation explores issues in mental health and probation across the globe. The volume offers insight into a wide range of interrelated topics that address the mental health and mental health needs of those under probation supervision. The chapters embrace a range of...

Challenges in Criminal Justice

Challenges in Criminal Justice

1st Edition

Edited By Ed Johnston
January 29, 2024

This collection examines contemporary challenges to the criminal justice system in England and Wales. The chapters, written by established academics, rising stars and practising lawyers, seek not only to highlight these challenges but to offer solutions. The book examines issues with legal ...

In Defense of Juveniles Sentenced to Life Legal Representation and Juvenile Criminal Justice

In Defense of Juveniles Sentenced to Life: Legal Representation and Juvenile Criminal Justice

1st Edition

By Stuti Kokkalera
January 29, 2024

This book examines how attorneys enable a meaningful opportunity for release for individuals sentenced to life as juveniles. The work provides a detailed overview of how legal representation facilitates opportunities for release for juveniles sentenced to life: “juvenile lifers”. It contributes to ...

Social Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice

Social Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice

1st Edition

Edited By Federica Coppola, Adriano Martufi
June 20, 2022

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the current directions in social rehabilitation scholarship and research by bringing together the voices of legal scholars, criminal justice professionals, social scientists, and people directly impacted by criminal justice in a comparative, ...

Neurolaw in the Courtroom Comparative Perspectives on Vulnerable Defendants

Neurolaw in the Courtroom: Comparative Perspectives on Vulnerable Defendants

1st Edition

Edited By Hannah Wishart, Colleen M. Berryessa
October 18, 2023

This collection presents a comparative perspective on interdisciplinary issues that fall under the emerging field of Neurolaw. The chapters embrace distinct procedural and evidential issues in the courtroom for vulnerable defendants, such as immature defendants, mentally disordered offenders and ...

Robotics, AI and Criminal Law Crimes Against Robots

Robotics, AI and Criminal Law: Crimes Against Robots

1st Edition

By Kamil Mamak
September 01, 2023

This book offers a phenomenological perspective on the criminal law debate on robots. Today, robots are protected in some form by criminal law. A robot is a person’s property and is protected as property. This book presents the different rationale for protecting robots beyond the property ...

Witness Protection and Criminal Justice in Africa Nigeria in International Perspective

Witness Protection and Criminal Justice in Africa: Nigeria in International Perspective

1st Edition

By Suzzie Oyakhire
June 30, 2023

This book examines the concept of witness protection which is still at an early developmental stage in several African countries including Nigeria, from a legal and institutional perspective. Recent developments in Nigeria highlight the need to clarify legal and conceptual issues within the ...

Covid-19 and Criminal Justice Impact and Legacy in England and Wales

Covid-19 and Criminal Justice: Impact and Legacy in England and Wales

1st Edition

Edited By Ed Johnston
June 23, 2023

This collection presents a unique and diverse range of contributions on challenges faced by criminal justice in England and Wales in the wake of the Covid-19 global pandemic. The book brings together leading experts to examine the impact of the pandemic on policing and criminal procedure, prisons, ...

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