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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Non-custodial. Penalties: Towards. Decarceration. or. the. Punitive. City? One
response to the rapidly escalating prison numbers crisis in England and Wales
since the war has been to increase the available capacity by building more
to imprisonment dates back almost to the turn of the century, with the introduction
of probation and an expansion in the use of the fine, most noncustodial penalties
have been introduced comparatively recently in response to growing anxiety ...
The general experience appeared to be that non-custodial alternatives
supplemented, rather than supplanted, existing custodial measures and largely
functioned as alternatives to each other rather than to custody. Thus, as we have
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