The Penal System: An Introduction
Now fully revised, this highly successful textbook provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the penal system in England and Wales.
Michael Cavadino and James Dignan examine all aspects of the penal process, including details of the recent dramatic developments which have made the punishment of offenders and the escalating `penal crisis' one of the most hotly debated issues of the day. They also outline the theories which purport to justify and explain the practice of punishment and consider their value in helping us understand the penal system.
The Second Edition presents a stimulating account of the current crisis. The authors argue that the penal system not only suffers from severe practical pr
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This 'flagrant misreading' of the statute enabled the judges 'to continue largely
with "business as usual" ' (Ashworth, 1995: 83). The second example involves the
continuing reluctance by the Court of Appeal to take the lead that was envisaged
See also Ashworth (1995: 237). 47 The 1993 Act also abolished the judicially
unpopular 'two-offence rule' in the 1991 Act, which stated that courts, when
assessing the seriousness of the offender's behaviour (and therefore whether
9 A useful phrase which was coined by Ashworth (1983b: 277). 10 In a survey of
just over 100 people working in various parts of the criminal justice system in
South Yorkshire, only 27 per cent of respondents overall, and only 14 per cent of
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