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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5 This criticism is all the more pertinent to our present discussion since a very
similar strategy was adopted in the Criminal Justice Act 1991 in an attempt to
structure the discretionary powers of sentencers in relation to their use of custody,
It has also been one of the most effective, given the failure of both judicial
initiatives (see Chapter 4) and legislation (based on ... For example, the Home
Secretary has a discretionary power under section 36 of the Criminal Justice Act
1991 to ...
Cook, D. (1989), Rich Law, Poor Law: Differential Response to Tax and
Supplementary Benefit Fraud. ... Crow, I. (1995), 'The Legacy of the Criminal
Justice Act 1991', paper presented at the British Criminology Conference,
University of ...
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