Book abstract: Public opinion is vital to the functioning of the criminal justice system but it is not at all clear how best to establish what this is, and what views people have on different aspects of criminal justice and the criminal justice system. Politicians and the media often assume that the public wants harsher, tougher and longer sentences, and policies may be shaped accordingly. Detailed research and more specific polling often tells a different story.
|Title of host publication||Public Opinion and Criminal Justice|
|Place of Publication||Cullompton|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2008|