Australian Criminal Justice Fifth Edition provides a complete overview of the criminal justice process.
It analyses the influences that shape criminal justice and examines the institutional and administrative features of its operation in all jurisdictions.
The book guides readers step-by-step through the stages of a case - from investigation to sentencing and explores the social context of criminal justice in terms of the rights of the individual, community responsibilities, and international guarantees.
Now in its fifth edition and 20 years since the first, Australian Criminal Justice remains the authoritative introduction to the criminal justice system.
New to this edition
- Updated discussion of detention, immigration and people smugglingIncreased discussion of terrorist offences and trials, international criminal law and human rights
- Critical reflection questions throughout each chapter, to encourage further thought and generate discussion
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