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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Another difficulty with the tariff is the fact that there are probably at least as many
different tariffs in practice as there are levels of court (Court of Appeal, Crown
Court and magistrates' court). Consequently, the guidance handed down by the ...
An even bigger obstacle to the successful introduction of legislative guidelines in
England and Wales might be the existence of a number of different tariff ranges
according to the different levels of court, as we saw earlier. If a set of presumptive
It was estimated by the Carlisle Committee itself that sentence levels would have
to be reduced by about 5 per cent overall if a sharp increase in prison numbers
was to be avoided, and even this was probably over- optimistic. The Carlisle ...
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