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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95) censured the Prison Department for continuing to operate an industry-based
system of the traditional kind. ... The new system is said to provide 'better quality
education and better controls at a lower cost' (HM Prison Service, 1995a), but ...
Each year the Prison Service publishes a Business Plan (HM Prison Service,
1995b) and a longer-term Corporate Plan (HM Prison Service, 1995c) which
identify targets and 'key performance indicators'. These key performance
indicators set ...
HM Chief Inspector of Probation (1994), Annual Report. London: Home Office.
HM Inspectorate of Probation (1993), Bail Information: Report of a Thematic
Inspection. London: HMSO. HM Prison Service (1993a), The Framework
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