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Criminal Justice in Austerity

Criminal Justice in Austerity

Legal Aid, Prosecution and the Future of Criminal Legal Practice

James Thornton

This book offers a timely and detailed examination of the reality of criminal legal practice today. Drawing upon extensive anonymous interviews with criminal lawyers in England and Wales, it illuminates how financial pressures can arise within the criminal justice system and how lawyers seek to navigate them. It considers whether the criminal legal aid system really can provide those unable to afford a lawyer with access to justice and whether the Crown Prosecution Service can provide justice to victims of crime.

James Thornton is Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Nov 2023   |   9781509955312   |   192pp   |   Hbk   |    RRP: £85

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