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 good example occurred in the mid1990s when breakoutsoccurred from two
high security prisons, Whitemoor and Parkhurst, leading to two official reports (
Woodcock, 1994 and Learmont, 1995), a major security crackdown across
example, they may be kept locked in their cells almost all day because they
arenot trusted to be let out without ahigh degree of staffintensive supervision.In
the wakeof the official inquiries into the mid1990s escapes there wasa noticeable
The punishment should fit thecrime inthe sense of being in proportion to the
moralculpability shown bythe offender in committing thecrime. The Old
Testamentlex talionis (aneye foran eye, a life fora life, etc.)isone example ofsucha
tariff, butonly ...
some notable exponents of Strategy A – a stilliconic example being Michael
Howard, Conservative Home Secretary from 1992 to 1997 – have attempted to
justify their harsh penal policies by appeals to their supposed effectivenessin ...
(Itmaybe hard todo reparative work forthe victim or communitywhile youarelocked
upin prison, for example.) But if restoration weremore consistently pursued, we
should haveamuch more civilized and morally acceptable penal 2.5 system than
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