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 victim or society rather than merely hurting the offenders or restricting their
liberty. Restorative justice has increasingly been linked to and underpinned by a
generaltheory of crime and punishment propoundedby John Braithwaite (1989).
His message was that societies had to be understood in terms of theireconomic
structures, andin particular their socialrelations of production andthe conflicts
between the differenteconomic classeswhich existas a result of those relations.
All societies (not only class societies, accordingto Althusser) need ideology as
part of their conditions of existence. And a society's ideology mustbe constantly
reproduced ifthe society is to survive, justas (forexample) an industrial society
The Division ofLabor expounds Durkheim's theory about the development of
specializedwork in society. Durkheim distinguishes between simple, preindustrial
societies inwhich thereis little division of labour (sometimes referred to as ...
In The Division of Labor, Durkheim claimed that the conscience collective played
only a small part in maintaining social cohesion in more advanced,industrial
societies. Differentiated labourmeant that people now differed from each otherto ...
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