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 recent history of bail law in England and Wales reflects a continuing tension
between these two rival sets of imperatives. Latterly, as we shall see, it has also
become another battleground in the increasingly bitter conflict between those ...
remanded in custody is likely to find it much more difficult to prepare an adequate
defence than one who is free on bail. Secondly, a change in a defendant's
domestic circumstances - eviction from rented accommodation, dismissal from
10 Criticism of the law relating to bail and its operation has not been confined to
those arguing that it affords inadequate protection to suspects, however. Another
source of controversy in recent years has been the issue of offending while on ...
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