Penal Systems: A Comparative Approach

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Penal Systems is a comprehensive, thematic introduction to the comparative study of penality throughout the world. By analyzing twelve different countries the authors offer a genuinely international and integrated approach to comparative penology.
 

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Contents

1 Introducing Comparative Penology
3
PENAL SYSTEMS IN CRISIS?
41
2 Globalized Penal Crisis?
43
Law and Order Ideology Hyperincarcerationand Looming Crisis
50
Stopgo and the upwards Zigzag
62
NeoLiberal Punitiveness Down Under
77
The Transition from Apartheid
92
Archetypal Corporatism
101
PATTERNS OF PENALITY?
197
12 Comparative Youth Justice
199
13 NeoLiberal Youth Justice Systems
215
Corporatist Variants
252
15 General Patterns in Youth Justice?
296
16 Prison Privatization
304
IN CONCLUSION
335
17 A Boot Stamping upon a Human Face Forever?
337

A Beacon of Tolerance Dimmed
113
Corporatism and Catholicism
129
Nordic Social Democracy
149
Iron Fist in a Velvet Penal Glove
171

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Michael Cavadino, who is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Central Lancashire, is an internationally known author and researcher in the fields of penology (the study of punishment) and mental health law. He is co-author of the leading textbook on the penal system of England and Wales (M Cavadino, J Dignan and G Mair, The Penal System: An Introduction, 5th ed., Sage Publications 2013). His other works include Mental Health Law in Context: Doctors' Orders? (Dartmouth, 1989) and M Cavadino and J Dignan, Penal Systems: A Comparative Approach (Sage Publications, 2006).

Michael Cavadino, who is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Central Lancashire, is an internationally known author and researcher in the fields of penology (the study of punishment) and mental health law. He is co-author of the leading textbook on the penal system of England and Wales (M Cavadino, J Dignan and G Mair, The Penal System: An Introduction, 5th ed., Sage Publications 2013). His other works include Mental Health Law in Context: Doctors' Orders? (Dartmouth, 1989) and M Cavadino and J Dignan, Penal Systems: A Comparative Approach (Sage Publications, 2006).

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