This work is a 'touchstone' for practitioners, criminologists, lawyers, judges, magistrates, social historians, teachers, students, researchers and others who want to know about the bigger picture of criminal justice in the UK, that ranges from basic information to detailed analysis and points of reference. It is an indispensable handbook and a unique, contemporary, encyclopaedic, historic, practical, scientific and expert fact finder for libraries and readers right across the English-speaking, Common Law world. It is a resource to keep at the ready for those times when access to information is indispensable. The A to Z ranges across the spectrum, from basic explanations of technical terms to fundamental issues of crime and punishment.
Bryan Gibson is a barrister at law and a former clerk to the justices. He is editor-in-chief of Waterside Press.