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Sample Chapters

Sample Chapters
We previously offered sample chapters of books on this page. These have now been removed in favour of searchable Google Book previews on individual book pages. Many more books can now be previewed than the small sample for which we made available PDF sample chapters. Please browse our catalogue and look for the Google icon on individual book pages e.g. So You Think You Know Me? by Allan Weaver.

Youth Justice: SGC Overarching Principles - Sentencing Youths

Youth Justice: SGC Overarching Principles - Sentencing Youths
The Sentencing Guidelines Council's
'Overarching Principles - Sentencing Youths' Definitive Guideline.

Plus: a summary of the key changes from the consultation document

Styled as per Youth Justice and The Youth Court

Available here as a free download (PDF)


Youth Court Layout

Youth Court Layout
A helpful diagram, taken from Youth Justice and The Youth Court (2010 edition - now available)

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Crime and Punishment Quiz

Test you knowledge of crime and punishment with our quiz.

You can take the quiz online or download a PDF of questions and answers to test friends, colleagues students etc.

We welcome your comments - too easy or too hard? Please let us know.

Magistrates' Court diagrams

Some helpful diagrams, taken from The Magistrates' Court: An Introduction (5th Ed, May 2009)

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Restorative Justice in Prisons

Restorative Justice in Prisons
A Guide to Making It Happen: Free Toolkits page

13 free downloads on their own page, here

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Continuity and Change in the Home Office

Continuity and Change in the Home Office
Referenced in Crime, State and Citizen by David Faulkner; and The New Ministry of Justice and The New Home Office by Bryan Gibson, here you can download David Faulkner's 1991 occasional paper.

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