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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One way of overcoming judicial resistance might be to incorporate a Sentencing
Council as part of the Court of Appeal, and the Penal Affairs Consortium has
advocated this as a compromise solution (Penal Affairs Consortium, 1995h: ...
... training school in Northern Ireland, which research has found to have a
discouraging reconviction rate of 86 per cent over the three years following
release (Penal Affairs Consortium, 1994b: 5). This suggests that the new training
centres can ...
Penal Affairs Consortium (1994a), The Mandatory Life Sentence. London: Penal
Affairs Consortium. Penal Affairs Consortium (1994b), The Case against the
Secure Training Order. London: Penal Affairs Consortium. Penal Affairs
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