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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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 ...
Within this desert-based hierarchy of measures, the least serious offences are
intended to be dealt with by means of financial penalties or by a discharge. In
spite of the government's U-turn on penal policy in 1993, the basic framework ...
Thus, as we have seen, new non-custodial penalties such as the CSO or
suspended sentence, even when touted as direct alternatives to custody,
replaced other non-custodial penalties at least half the time. The proportionate
use of custody ...
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