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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Another important feature of parole which chimed in with the then-prevailing
treatment philosophy is the element of compulsory after-care on release, which
parole also entails, under the supervision of trained experts in the probation
was specifically designed to limit the number of applicants being granted parole.
Under the procedure that was originally adopted, the first stage consisted of an
assessment by a Local Review Committee (LRC) which was attached to each ...
worsening prison numbers crisis and the collapse of its original justification -
rehabilitation - rendered parole much more dependent for its continued survival
on its perceived practical utility as an additional mechanism for regulating prison
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