By Jones, Stephen
This volume provides a concise yet thorough and extensive account of the main explanations of violent behaviour. It draws upon sociological and psychological perspectives on violence as part of a coherent approach to the study of a phenomenon that raises wide public concern. Ther...e is also a focus on the ways in which violence is considered by the criminal justice system. Definitions of the main violent offences, including violent sexual offences, are discussed and some indication of the levels of sentencing in particular cases is provided. The final chapter then considers ways in which offenders are able to confront their violent behaviour within the criminal justice system. Frequent references to the definitions and treatment of violence in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA give the book a distinctive comparative perspective.Read more
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Stephen Jones is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol and a qualified barrister, who has taught criminology for many years. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors at H.M. Prison, Eastwood Park. His previous publications include Criminology (1998).
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