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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of proceedings (Prosecution) ...
In practice, the predominant influence on the way magistrates exercise their
discretion is the attitude of the Crown Prosecution Service. Indeed, so close is the
degree of correspondence between prosecution recommendations and the
If the panel does recommend prosecution, the next stop is the Crown Prosecution
Service (CPS), which has the final say over whether a prosecution proceeds to
court or is discontinued (for example, because evidence is insufficient or the ...
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