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Crime, Criminal Justice and Religion: A Critical Appraisal

Edited by: Philip Birch, Conor Murray, Andrew McInnes

ISBN13: 9781032232898
Published: December 2022
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.99

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Crime, Criminal Justice & Religion: A Critical Appraisal seeks to bridge a gap in the examination of crime and criminal justice by taking both a historical and contemporary lens to explore the influence of religion. Offering unique perspectives that consider the impact on modern day policy and practice, the book scrutinizes a range of issues such as abortion, hate crime and desistance as well as reflecting upon the influence religion can have on criminal justice professions.

The book acts to renew the importance of, and recognise, the influence and impact religion has in terms of how we view and ultimately address crime and deliver criminal justice. One of the first books to cover the area of crime, criminal justice and religion, the book is split into three parts, with Part 1 - Contextualising Crime, Criminal Justice & Religion providing an introduction to crime, criminal justice & religion and reflections on the role religion has had, and continues to have, in how crime is understood and how we respond to it. Part 2 - Appraisal of Institutions & Professional Practice considers the issue of religion through institutions and professions of criminal justice, such as the police and legal profession, while part 3 - Appraisal of Contemporary Issues explores a range of crime and criminal justice issues in on which religion has impacted, such as the death penalty and terrorism.

Crime, Criminal Justice & Religion will be of primary interest to academics, researchers and students in criminology, law, sociology, psychology, social policy and related HASS disciplines. It will also be of interest to theologians, both as scholars and practitioners. The book is a body of work that will appeal at an international level and will also be a key resource for a range of practitioners across the globe working on issues concerning crime and criminal justice.

Criminal Law, Law and Society
PART 1: Contextualising Crime, Criminal Justice & Religion
Chapter 1: Introducing Crime, Criminal Justice & Religion – A Critical Appraisal
Philip Birch, Conor Murray & Andrew McInnes
Chapter 2: Crime & Criminal Justice – Reflecting on the influence of religion
Philip Birch, Conor Murray & Andrew McInnes
PART 2: Appraisal of Institutions & Professional Practice
Chapter 3: Religion and Police Officers: Exploring the Impact on Police Practice
Tobias Winright
Chapter 4: Professionalisation and policing religious communities: From police recruit to police management
Andrew McInnes
Chapter 5: Police legitimacy in divided societies: Exploring the interface of Religion and Social Cohesion
Conor Murray, Brian Payne & Philip Birch
Chapter 6: Church-State Relations in US Prison Religion: An Update with Recommendations
Mick Hallett
Chapter 7: ‘Believing’ in Youth Justice
Gary Manders
Chapter 8: The influence of religion on Probation: A reflection on the profession
Ioan Durnescu & Gabriel Oancea
Chapter 9: ‘Yes, my Lord’: Examining the impact of religion on the legal profession
Michael Quinlan
Chapter 10: What does God require of us: the calling of lawyers in the criminal justice system
Janae Barrett, Samantha Guzman, Isabelle R. Gunning, & Russell G. Pearce
PART 3: Appraisal of Contemporary Issues
Chapter 11: Human rights, religion and the criminal justice system: Roadblocks, diversions and repairs
Jonathan Kearney
Chapter 12: Religion, Abortion and the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland
Emma Campbell, Maureen Mansfield & Fiona Bloomer
Chapter 13: The death penalty, religion and the US CJS
Longan Yelderman and Matthew West
Chapter 14: Islam and Hate Crime: Exploring Issues
Kim McGuire & Michael Salter
Chapter 15: Is far right terrorism another form of religious terrorism?
Shamila Ahmed & Garth de Heyer
Chapter 16: Religion and Terrorism: What can we learn from the State policy responses to the Christchurch Mosque Shootings?
William James Hoverd, Garth de Heyer and Ian de Terte
Chapter 17: The challenges of witchcraft and sorcery for national and international justice systems
Miranda Forsyth
Chapter 18: Understanding Clergy Perpetrated Child Sexual abuse as organised offending: networks v’s individuals
Jodi Death, Kelly Richards & Kathleen McPhillips
Chapter 19: Religion and Restorative Justice: a mutual critical dialogue
Myra Blyth
Chapter 20: Christianity & Desistance: Exploring ex-prisoner’s journeys in new faith
Alex Beaumont

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