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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
CRIMINAL JUSTICE: A NEW ZEALAND INTRODUCTION
Edited by Jarrod Gilbert and Greg Newbold Auckland University Press, $59.99 Paperback, 230 x 165 mm, 348 pages ISBN: 9781869408763
An introduction to New Zealand’s criminal justice system –
from crime and policing to the courts
– aimed at students and general readers.
Criminal Justice tackles the big questions: How can crime be
explained? Is crime rising or falling and if so, why? How do the police operate? How do the courts work? What is the
meaning of a ‘life’ sentence? What is the link between crime and mental instability? Why are Māori over-represented in
the criminal justice system? How do we deal with youthful offenders? How do judicial miscarriages arise? Do the
stories we read about crime in the media reflect reality? And how does justice operate in the criminal underworld?
In this major new textbook, leading scholars from
criminology, history, journalism, law, psychology, sociology and other fields take us inside New Zealand’s criminal justice system.
The authors begin with an introduction to the history and
current state of crime, policing and prisons in New Zealand;they then explain the workings of criminal procedure, from
evidence to sentencing; and finally they address key current issues such as Māori and the justice system, youth and
gangs, psychology and the media
Criminal Justice is an important new introduction to New
Zealand’s criminal justice system.
Jarrod Gilbert is a senior lecturer at the University of
Canterbury and author of the award-winning and bestselling
Patched: A History of Gangs in New Zealand (AUP).
Greg Newbold is a professor at the University of
Canterbury and the author of a number of books, including
most recently Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand