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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While much of the above would probably be unobjectionable to most Marxists,
there are some important fissures within the Marxist traditionitself, especiallyin
relation to the baseand superstructure metaphor, which have an important
Perhaps above all,Gramsci injected asense ofhumanism into Marxism:for him,
history was madeby human beings. He believed that socialism would notcome
about as the inevitable result of impersonal laws of economic development but
sophisticated reinterpretation of Marxism often referred to as 'structuralist
Marxism'. Although Althusser himself disclaimed the label 'structuralist' it is at
least loosely apt to describe his ideas, since heregardedthe structureofthesocial
In this respect, the more recent Marxist theories which give greater explanatory
weight to ideology have narrowed (but far from closed) the gap between
Durkheim and Marxism. Anotherdifference from Marxism isthe stressDurkheim
places on ...
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