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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Such attitudes are linked to the widely shared perception that society cares more
about prisoners than about prison staff.43 Thus, while prison officers are on the
whole strongly supportive of moves to improve prison standards and regimes ...
'dissension, division and distrust' that existed at all levels of the service (Woolf
and Tumim, 1991: para. ... The issue of organizational reform for the Prison
Service was already on the political agenda at the time of the Woolf inquiry,
HM Prison Service (1993a), The Framework Document. London: HMSO. HM
Prison Service (1993b), 'Michael Howard Unveils Plans for More Private Sector
Involvement in the Prison Service', News Release, 2 September. HM Prison
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