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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statutory limits on its sentencing powers: it cannot sentence an offender to more
than six months in prison for a single offence or to more than 12 months in total,
nor can it normally impose a fine of more than £5,000. (However, a magistrates' ...
sentencing practice away from an 'offender-based tariff to an 'offence-based tariff
in which sentences were primarily determined by the seriousness of the current
offence could have significant effects in reducing the number of custodial ...
Prior to 1991 - except perhaps in the realm of juvenile justice (see Chapter 9) -
the policy of widening the sentencers' repertoire of non-custodial sanctions had
notably failed to alleviate the prison numbers crisis. The general experience ...
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