Anyone purporting to write or research on UK or comparative matters of crime and punishment cannot really afford to be without it without appearing to be out of date. It also contains a full historical and developmental context. Concerning fundamental changes to Constitutional arrangements in the UK, this publication outlines the new Ministry of Justice created by the UK Government in May 2007. It is part of a two book set with "The New Home Office: An Introduction" and an ideal outline for busy practitioners or members of the general public alike. Written in the style of the acclaimed "Waterside Press Introductory" series and with publication September 2007.
Bryan Gibson is a barrister-at-law and a former a clerk to the justices. He is editor-in-chief of Waterside Press.
Foreword, Preface and ChartThe Ministry of Justice: An OverviewThe Judiciary, Courts and TribunalsPrisons, Probation and ParoleOmbudsmen, Inspectors and MonitorsLaw-Making and Legal ServicesConstitutional Affairs and Human RightsSentencing Policy and GuidelinesMiscellaneous ResponsibilitiesThe Secretary of State and Lord ChancellorInto a Fresh Era