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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For one thing, Rutherford (1986) has argued convincingly, on the basis of
detailed historical and geographical evidence relating to England and Wales,
Japan and The Netherlands, that there appears to be no consistent relationship
Home Office (1987b), Report of an Inquiry by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for
England and Wales into the Disturbances in Prison Service Establishments in
England between 29 April and 2 May, 1986. London: HMSO. Home Office (1988a
Home Office (1993a), Digest 2: Information on the Criminal Justice System in
England and Wales. London: Home Office Research and Statistics Department.
Home Office (1993b), Criminal Statistics, England and Wales 1992, Cm 2410.
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