Criminal justice and the victims of crime

  • Tony Lawson
  • Tim Heaton
Part of the Skills-Based Sociology book series (SBS)


  • By the end of this chapter you should:

  • be familiar with issues surrounding the role of the police and policing;

  • be familiar with Marxist and postmodernist approaches to the law;

  • be aware of feminist and postmodernist views on the workings of the criminal justice system;

  • understand traditional and recent theoretical views on the role of prisons and punishment in society;

  • have gained further knowledge on victimology;

  • have practised an exam question in this area.


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© Tony Lawson and Tim Heaton 1999

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  • Tony Lawson
  • Tim Heaton

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