Publisher description for Criminal justice and the pursuit of decency / Andrew Rutherford ; foreword by Lord Scarman.


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In this pioneering study, Rutherford examines the beliefs and sentiments of those working within the criminal justice system. In a series of interviews with senior professionals in the police, the courts, and the prosecution, probation, and prison services, he reveals the extent to which their
values determine and shape policy. Although the interviews show there are professionals anxious to uphold liberal and humane values, they make disturbing reading and raise important questions about the operation of criminal justice in Britain.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Great Britain.
Criminal justice personnel -- Great Britain -- Interviews.