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'Quite simply the best book a prospective undergraduate could read before turning up in September! Clearly explains most areas of Criminal Justice and assumes no prior knowledge. The study skill section would be invaluable throughout the first year of study and beyond. Already adopted as a recommended purchase to new students.'
–Dr Richard Peake, University of Leeds
'The author unravels complex criminological texts using friendly language and a style which is sure to benefit the student with scant knowledge and understanding. It is refreshing to find a core text that is so accessible to the undergraduate...highly recommended for practitioners, students, and anyone else engaged in teaching and learning in criminology and criminal justice studies.'
− Christopher Blake, University of Teeside in Policing vol 4 no 3
Peter Joyce is Principal Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an experienced and successful textbook author, and the author of Criminal Justice: an introduction to crime and the criminal justice system, also published by Willan Publishing.