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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Ideology, Politics and 'Law and Order' Although stating that sentencing policy
was outside its terms of reference, the Woolf Report noted the difficulties caused
by the UK's high rate of imprisonment in proportion to its population compared
For Hall, law and order ideology forms part of a pro-ruling-class response to a
wider crisis of social order whose roots lie partly in the problems of the British
economy and of Britain's declining role in the world.16 It has had the natural
result of ...
As a result, it could be that the era of Michael Howard will come to be seen in
retrospect as the high- water mark of law and order ideology. Despite Tony Blair's
'tough on crime' rhetoric, it is still the case that the Labour Party's penal policies ...
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