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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One of the main government responses to the growing problem of prison
overcrowding over the past few decades has been the development of
administrative mechanisms for securing the early release of prisoners. It has also
been one of the ...
The 'law and order' mind-set regards almost any early release with abhorrence
as being insufficiently severe on offenders, a position eloquently expressed by
Home Secretary Michael Howard at the Conservative Party conference in
Eliminating the prospect of early release would not only be perceived by
prisoners as grossly unjust, but might also reduce the incentives to good
behaviour for prisoners who felt that they now really did have little to lose. In
addition, such ...
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