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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Grave concern has also been expressed by senior Prison Service officials about
the standard of health care in the prison, with claims that medical staff had no
previous experience in institutions (Nathan, 1994d: 13). Concern about the
South Manchester College (1993) IRLR: 265) that Prison Service education
lecturers' pay and conditions should remain as they were before the service was
put out to tender (Nathan, 1993c: 14). Moreover, the government was forced to ...
Nathan, H.L. (Chairman) (1989), Report of the Select Committee on Murder and
Life Imprisonment, HL Paper 78, Session 1988-9, vol. 1. London: HMSO Nathan,
S. (1993a), Privatisation Factfile 1', Prison Report 22: 12-14. Nathan, S. (1993b) ...
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