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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The Woolf Diagnosis The Woolf Report (Woolf and Tumim, 1991) on the prison
riots of April 1990 has perhaps become established as the standard liberal
account of what is wrong with English prisons, what causes prison riots and what
The Woolf Report represents a substantial advance upon the 'orthodox account' .
It is superior, first, in that it accords better with the facts of prison disorders.
Secondly, it is founded on an implicit but plausible humanistic view of human
Rutherford's conclusion is that the key to success lies in the management
approach that is adopted and the way prisoners are treated which, as we shall
see, chimes in well with Woolf's general approach. The Woolf Report endorsed
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Crisis? What Crisis?
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