"This is an outstanding introduction to the history, development and current issues of some key areas of criminal justice policy in England and Wales...It is well written, easy to follow...A superb student text but also a most for anyone new to the field." - Labour Campaign for Criminal Justice Crime and Criminal Justice Policy is an introduction to the history of British criminal justice policy and a survey of the current debates about the British criminal justice and penal systems. It is a comprehensive and user friendly introduction to the field. The book covers not just the courts, probation and prison services but also policing, crime prevention and the issues surrounding the treatment of victims by the criminal justice system. This new edition provides a substantial update and revision, and records the major changes in criminal justice policy and legislation over the last decade, particularly those introduced by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, and the Police Reform Act 2002.