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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28 We previously preferred a different description (Cavadino and Dignan, 1992:
51). 29 For example, Mr Howard's proposal for 'three strikes and you're out'-style
mandatory sentences (see Chapter 4) are incompatible with the principle of a ...
We have explained in Chapter 2 why we think this kind of approach is
appropriate within a system based upon human rights (and see also Cavadino
and Dignan, 1997). Indeed, as we have outlined elsewhere (Dignan, 1994;
Cavadino and ...
An Introduction Michael Cavadino, James Dignan. Canadian Sentencing
Commission (1987), Sentencing Reform: a Canadian Approach. Report of the
Canadian Sentencing Commission. Canada: Ministry of Supply and Services.
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