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NCJ Number: 156130 Find in a Library
Title: Law and Order Review 1993: An Audit of Crime Policing and Criminal Justice Issues
Author(s): J Benyon
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 95
Sponsoring Agency: University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7QR, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-874493-901
Sale Source: University of Leicester
Centre for the Study of Public Order
6 Salesbury Road
Leicester, LE1 7QR,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Law and order is one of the key issues on the British national political agenda. The public's preoccupation with crime-related issues was reflected throughout 1993 by extensive media coverage, frequent criticism of the police, and numerous government reports.
Abstract: This booklet provides a concise survey of the issues and developments in the areas of justice, law, and order. It discusses public and political debates over law and order, and analyzes growing concern about juvenile crime and the use of firearms in Britain. Various chapters discuss issues related to race, policing, punishment, and recent legislation. The author's outlook for the future was quite pessimistic, predicting rising crime and increasing societal fragmentation.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Public Opinion of Corrections; Public Opinion of Crime
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