Criminal justice and corruption: state power, privatization and legitimacy

Brooks, Graham ORCID: (2019) Criminal justice and corruption: state power, privatization and legitimacy. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke United Kingdom. ISBN 9783030160371

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This book highlights and examines the level, reach and consequences of corruption in international criminal justice systems. The book argues that corruption in and of criminal justice is an international problem regardless of the jurisdiction and type of political system – democratic, dictatorship or absolute monarchy. It argues that state power combined with the privatization of criminal justice and its policing, custodial institutions and community rehabilitation services is a vast industry within, and across, international jurisdictions that are worth substantial state fund. Criminal Justice and Corruption explains how different theoretical approaches highlight the problem of preventing corruption, discusses the problem of measuring criminal justice corruption, and focuses on individual criminal justice institutions. For each institution Brooks covers key literature and discusses the issues that they face, with a conclusion that reflects on the level and reach of corruption in criminal justice and whether it can maintain its legitimacy, particularly in democratic states.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corruption
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice
Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Criminology
Depositing User: Graham Brooks
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2019 15:42
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2019 09:57

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