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Uses and Consequences of a Criminal Conviction: Going on the Record of an Offender

Uses and Consequences of a Criminal Conviction: Going on the Record of an Offender (Hardback, 1st ed. 2018)

By Fitzgerald O'Reilly, Margaret

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This book examines the increasing retention and use of previous criminal record information, within and beyond the criminal justice system. There remains a misconception that once an offender has served the penalty for an offence, his or her dealings with the law and legal system... in relation to that offence is at an end. This book demonstrates that in fact the criminal record lingers and permeates facets of the person's life far beyond the de jure sentence. Criminal records are relied upon by key decision makers at all stages of the formal criminal process, from the police to the judiciary. Convictions can affect areas of policing, bail, trial procedure and sentencing, which the author discusses. Furthermore, with the increasing intensifying of surveillance techniques in the interests of security, ex-offenders are monitored more closely post release and these provisions are explored here. Even beyond the formal criminal justice system, individuals can continue to experience many collateral consequences of a conviction whereby access to employment, travel and licenses (among other areas of social activity) can be limited as a consequence of disclosure requirements. Overall, this book examines the perpetual nature of criminal convictions through the evolution of criminal record use, focussing on the Irish perspective, and also considers the impact from a broader international perspective.
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ISBN 9781137596611
Released NZ 20 Nov 2018
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2018
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ISBN-13 9781137596611
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave MacMillan
Released 20 Nov 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, 1st ed. 2018
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition 1st ed. 2018th
Author(s) By Fitzgerald O'Reilly, Margaret
Category Crime & Criminology
Penology & Punishment
Criminal Law
Number of Pages 300
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 364.8
Weight 534g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Criminal records, Criminal justice, Administration of, Ex-convicts
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly