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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23 The proportionate use of compensation was considerably higher for offences
of violence (59 per cent in the magistrates' court and 23 per cent in the Crown
Court); criminal damage (56 per cent and 18 per cent respectively) and fraud ...
The 1991 National Prison Survey found that 6 per cent of prisoners aged 17 or
over had never had a job; of the rest, 82 per cent had had manual occupations (
compared with 56 per cent of the general population), and 41 per cent were ...
When the figures were 'normalized' to allow for these factors, 60 per cent of white
prisoners who were considered were recommended for parole compared with 56
per cent of those of West Indian or Guyanese ethnic origin. 15 See Home ...
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