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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The penal system is in a state of crisis. This might not seem a controversial claim.
Nor would most people in this country imagine that this penal crisis is either new
or sudden. For many years, media reports have acquainted everyone with ...
So for an adequatedescription and explanation of thepenal crisis, weneed to
explore why there isthis perception of injustice, and eventoask whether
thisperception is correct.In ouropinionthisis the main flawinthe orthodox account,
and one ...
We said earlierthatone problemwith theorthodox account of the penal crisis is that
it is positivistic: it sees the crisis in terms of mechanistic causesand effects and
ignores theplace of subjective human experience, perception, reflection and ...
Butitmay bebest tothink ofthepenal system as being essentiallyonehighly
complex systemand thepenal crisis asa single entity –albeitwith multiplex
causation and a variety of symptoms. For thereisasingleunifyingfactor ofthe penal
crisis, into ...
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Penal Systems Safety Valve
Solving theCrisis? Glossary of KeyTerms References