The Penal System: An Introduction
Now in its fifth edition, The Penal System: An Introduction remains the most complete, accessible and authoritative resource for your studies in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Fully revised and updated to account for recent changes in the Criminal Justice System, the new edition includes:
The Penal System consolidates and builds on the successful formula of the fourth edition, bringing the text in line with the key issues facing the Criminal Justice System today. It will prove essential reading across all undergraduate levels for modules on Criminal Justice and Prisons/Punishment.
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A few offences have mandatory or semimandatory penalties attached, as
explained in Chapter 4. Most offences, however, have a statutory maximum
penalty–for example, seven years' imprisonment fortheft – but no statutory
Noncustodial sentences(see Chapter 5)usually require the offender to carry out
someaction,suchas pay afineor compensation orperform community service.
Alternatively,the offender maybe required to refrainfrom acting incertain ways,in ...
thiscrisisand the responsestoitthroughout this book. Chapters 2 and 3are heavily
theoretical, but unashamedlyso, for theyare alsointimately connectedtothe crisis
theme. The explorationof penal sociologyinChapter 3underpins our analysisof ...
The influenceofmanagerialism (of different varieties) canbeobserved in such
diverse developments as the systems managementapproach to dealingwith
young offenders(see Chapter 8, section 8.2),the creation ofthe National Offender
(We shallreturn to this in Chapter 10.) It is obvious, however, thatthe principles
and objectives of restorative justice cannot begintojustify thepenal system that we
have, since most punishments (and mostnotably imprisonment) contain littleor no
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