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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In addition, the House of Lords has now ruled that all decisions taken in
pursuance of the Prison Rules are susceptible to challenge by means of judicial
review.46 However, so long as administrative measures are used to secure
A variety of disciplinary penalties is available to the governor, whose powers
have been substantially increased on more than one occasion by Home
Secretary Michael Howard. The latest increase, announced in April 1995, was an
For although work can be, and indeed has been, used for disciplinary purposes
ever since the birth of the carceral system, Bottoms argues that there are other
aspects of the community service order, such as the element of reparation that it ...
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