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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It was at this stage - in 1979 - that the Conservative government of Margaret
Thatcher came to power. The Conservative Party has usually portrayed itself as
being 'tougher on crime' than its Labour opponents, and has usually been
In the second half of the 1980s, the Conservative government altered course. '
Just Deserts' and the Woolf Report: 1987-1992 A profound change in the
government's approach to criminal justice took place following the Conservative
victory in ...
Its prospects recede with every step in the direction of 'law and order' taken by the
current Conservative administration and every echo of their rhetoric by the
Labour Opposition. One theory has it that only a Conservative government could
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