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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Punishment is justified because, it is claimed, it helps to control crime.If
punishment is inflicted,therewill be less crime committed thereafter than there
wouldbeifnopenalty were imposed. Reductivist arguments can be supported
bytheform of ...
To put things right, the offenderis encouragedto accept responsibility for having
committed the crime, to acknowledge its wrongfulness and tomakeamends
tothose who have been hurtorharmed by the crime. Although, as we shallsee,one
Restorative justice has increasingly been linked to and underpinned by a
generaltheory of crime and punishment propoundedby John Braithwaite (1989).
Braithwaite claims that successful societal responses to crime are
Moreover, this was anewformof imprisonment whose aims were not confined to
containingoffenders for aperiod and deterring the populace from crime. Italsoset
outtoretrain (or 'discipline' touse Foucault'sword) the inmates, alongthe kindof ...
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