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The New Ministry of Justice

An Introduction

by Bryan Gibson, Foreword by David Faulkner


Introductory Series

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SECOND EDITION: Part of our growing Introductory Series. This timely publication explains the duties and responsibilities of the Ministry of Justice created in 2007. The New Ministry of Justice provides an accessible introduction but with sufficient detail for the more critical reader seeking to understand both the historic and modern-day role of this key office of State (and its predecessors the Lord Chancellor’s Department and Department of Constitutional Affairs). Easy to read – written in the style of the acclaimed Waterside Press Introductory Series – this handbook contains a wealth of information making it an indispensable resource. An ideal text for students and practitioners alike.

A closely observed account of 21st century arrangements in relation to justice and constitutional affairs in the UK that can be read on its own or alongside the matching volumes; The New Home Office: An Introduction and The Criminal Justice System: An Introduction.


The contents of The New Ministry of Justice include:

  • A Basic Overview
  • The Judiciary, Courts and Tribunals
  • Prisons, Probation and Parole
  • Ombudsmen, Inspectors and Monitors
  • Law-Making and Legal Services
  • Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights
  • Sentencing Policy and Guidelines
  • A Note of the department’s Extensive Miscellaneous Responsibilities
  • The Role of the Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor


(of the First Edition with The New Home Office)

‘Should be read by everybody involved in the Criminal Justice System’: Internet Law Book Reviews

‘Invaluable’: Thames View

‘Bryan Gibson and Waterside Press are to be congratulated on producing these stimulating books’: Justice of the Peace


Bryan Gibson is a barrister-at-law and a former a clerk to the justices. He is editor-in-chief of Waterside Press. David Faulkner teaches at the Oxford Centre for Criminal justice Research and is a former Deputy Secretary of State at the Home Office.

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Weight238 g
Dimensions234 × 156 × 9 mm

Foreword author

David Faulkner


Waterside Press






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United Kingdom

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