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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6 Woolf and Tumim (1991). The Woolf Report was co-authored by Her Majesty's
Chief Inspector of Prisons, Judge Tumim. It is for convenience, and not out of any
wish to disregard Judge Tumim' s contribution, that we refer to 'Woolf in the ...
However, the most recent and also the most coherent attempt to articulate a set of
aspirations for the Prison Service was contained in Lord Justice Woolf s
magisterial report (Woolf and Tumim, 1991) on the Strange ways prison riot and
More specifically, Judge Tumim commented favourably on the light, spacious
cells and integral sanitation at Wolds, and praised Blakenhurst's clean and well-
maintained buildings. On the negative side, however, a number of serious design
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