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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Chapter 4identifies the sentencingdecisions of courts as the crux of thecrisis.
Chapter 6 investigates thetroubled prisonsystem, while Chapters 5 and 7dealwith
two developments whichhaveso far hadlessthan total success in relieving the ...
Butthe shaming should notbeofa 'stigmatizing' nature which willtendto exclude
them from being accepted membersof the community; this(asthe labelling theory
we mentioned in section 2.2 suggests) willbe counterproductive, as it will make ...
But more important than this particular theory (whichhe waslater tomodify
substantially) was Lombroso's role asthe founder of the positive schoolof
criminology. The positivist view isthat crime, along with allothernatural and social
Tony Bottoms(1983) suggests that thisanalysismay explain some recent
developmentsinpenal systems, such as the rise in importance of relatively
impersonaland standardized penalties such asthe fine. Other penal
developments can also be ...
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