The Penal System: An Introduction

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SAGE Publications, Sep 18, 2007 - Social Science - 488 pages
Since the publication of the First Edition, The Penal System has been THE essential resource for students and academics in criminal justice and criminology. The new edition has been fully revised and updated to provide the most comprehensive and authoritative overview of punishment and the penal system available. This Fourth Edition provides a stimulating account of penal policy under the New Labour government since 2001, including the new sentencing framework introduced by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and the creation of the Sentencing Guidelines Council.

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