- Professor Allyson MacVean, John Grieve Centre for Policing & Community Safety, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
"Congratulations to Ursula Smartt and SAGE on a most welcome 'skills' text for Criminal Justice students... The book is concise, clear, well-organised and accessible - highly recommended." Stephen Parrott, Birkbeck, University of London
Criminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is part of an exciting new series from SAGE. It is designed to help students to make the most of their undergraduate or foundation course in Criminal Justice or Criminology. Developed as accessible reference tools, SAGE Course Companions offer an introduction to the subject and encourage students to extend their understanding of key concepts, issues and debates.
This book provides a basic grounding in criminal justice, alongside pointers to further reading and advice on study skills. It can be used as an overview of the subject and referred to throughout the degree for tips and revision guidance.
Smartt's Criminal Justice is designed to complement, rather than replace, existing textbooks for the course, and will provide:
- Helpful summaries of the course curriculum to aid exam revision and essay planning
- Key summaries of the approach taken by the main textbooks on the course
- Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course
- Help with developing critical thinking
- Route-maps to aid the development of wider learning above and beyond the textbook
- Pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises
- A tutor's-eye view of what course examiners are looking for
- An insider's view of what key course concepts are really all about
SAGE Course Companions are much more than revision guides for undergraduate. They are an essential tool to success in undergraduate courses, enriching the learning experience and developing students' understanding.
An informative book that is useful as a revision aide.
This book is adding to my collection of study skills literature for varying levels of use in each module I coordinate. This book has been reccomended to the LRC
We currently use another book entitled criminal Justice by peter Joyce which still remains our core text however this has been recommended as a library purchase
This book is methodologically a very good guide for both students and lectures on criminal law. It is highly recommended for undergraduate students on criminal law programs but also for those who study criminology in the postgraduate level with a non legal background.
As part of the Sage Course Companion series this book has outlined the Criminal Justice system and proved invaluable to the students in their understanding of the subject matter
The book has accurate and accessible information on the workings of the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales. I will be recommending it to the university subject librarian as supplemental reading material for stage 1 students.