Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Proceso, Derecho y Discurso. Australia


Tyrone Kirchengast,
The Criminal Trial in Law and Discourse
Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK , 2010, 272 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0230577855


Description
This book examines how the modern criminal trial is the result of competing discourses of justice, from human rights to state law and order that allows for the consideration of key stakeholder interests, specifically those of victims, defendants, police, communities and the state.
Table of Contents
Preface
Criminal Trials, Foucault, Discourse
A Genealogy of the Trial in Criminal Law
Shifting Boundaries: Recent Changes to Criminal Justice PolicyThe
Transformative Criminal Trial Emerges
The Criminal Trial as Social Discourse
The Trial as Hermeneutic: A Critical
Review Implications for Criminal Justice Policy
Notes
References

Tyrone Kirchengast is Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a solicitor and barrister. His research focuses on various facets of criminal justice, including victims of crime, law and governance, and the development of institutions of criminal law and justice. He is author of The Victim in Criminal Law and Justice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).

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