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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Moreover, the state of relations between staff and inmates within the English
prison system leaves much to be desired, and has been sadly neglected by
recent attempts at reform. Nevertheless, some of the most successful initiatives ...
32 Over a four-year period between 1990 and 1993, 15 prisoners were killed by
fellow inmates (Parliamentary Answer, 25 May 1994). In 1994-5 prisoners were
disciplined for a total of 5,702 assaults, of which 2,426 were against other
Relationships Finally, as we stressed in Chapter 5, prison conditions and the
general quality of life in prison are significantly influenced by the state of relations
between staff and inmates. These, in turn, are likely to be influenced by the
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