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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3 The government was intending to replace committal proceedings with a new '
transfer for trial' procedure, but the relevant provisions of the Criminal Justice and
Public Order Act 1994 were so badly drafted that implementation of the new ...
Cooke, D. J. (1991), 'Violence in Prisons: the Influence of Regime Factors',
Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 30: ... Crow, I. (1995), 'The Legacy of the
Criminal Justice Act 1991', paper presented at the British Criminology
Justice and Protecting the Public (White Paper) 36, 41, 50, 52, 55-7, 100, 102,
109, 225, 230, 294 crime prevention 23, 146, 294, 303: social crime prevention
146-7 Criminal Justice Act 1948 209, 253 Criminal Justice Act 1967 89, 183, 245
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