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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Braithwaite claims that successful societal responses to crime are
thosewhichbring about the reintegrative shaming ofthe offender. Offendersshould
be dealt with inamannerthat shames thembefore other members oftheir
Bentham by contrast saw prison, in the shape of the Panopticon, as a useful
method of dealing with offenders. Although the Panopticon was never built
exactlyashe had designed it (a modified version was constructedat Millbank
onthe Thames ...
Marxist penology applies this method of analysis (known as 'historical
materialism') tothe study of penality. It relates punishmentto the economic
structure of the society in which it takes place and tothe classinterests furthered
by penal practices ...
Farfrom wishingto “freeze” the movement ofhistory in structures, his wholework
has beenan examination of the natureof historical change.' For penology,
Foucault's most important examination of historical change ishisgreat
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