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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But he does strongly maintain that decarceration has more to do with cost-saving
imperatives than with the development of more effective forms of treatment, or
any genuine commitment to humanitarian improvements in the lot of the ...
An Introduction Michael Cavadino, James Dignan. decarceration era described
by Scull, his own figures show a doubling of the prison and borstal population
from 21,370 in 1951 to 38,382 in 1972. It could be argued that such increases in
A substantial decarceration also occurred with young offenders in England and
Wales in the 1980s, as we shall recount in Chapter 9. Moreover, we are
reasonably hopeful that strategies could be devised to ensure that decarceration
can be ...
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