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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All of these powers are exercised by a newly created 'controller', who is
appointed by the Home Secretary, and whose other duties are to keep under
review and report to the Home Secretary on the running of the relevant prison by
the director, ...
Many changes during this period represented a shift in the balance of power
between Home Office and Parole Board in ... Thus, in 1972, the Home Secretary
was given the power to determine certain categories of prisoner who might then
23 Home Secretary Michael Howard is currently proposing to create new
mandatory life sentences for those convicted of more than one serious violent or
sexual offence (see Chapter 4); see, however, n. 26 below. 24 In England and
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