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 Category B are 'those prisoners for whom the very highest conditions of
security are not necessary, but for whom escape ... Within the dispersal prisons
themselves, the arrangements designed for a small number of Category A
2 The cost varies according to the type of institution and ranges from £269 in the
case of an adult male open prison to £659 for a maximum security 'dispersal'
prison (NACRO, 1996). 3 This function of imprisonment is perhaps particularly ...
18 In the wake of the Whitemoor and Parkhurst fiascos, the number of prisons
designated for Category A prisoners has been reduced from 34 to 20 (
Independent, 3 May 1995). Together with the decline in the number of dispersal
prisons from ...
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