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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The sum total of these relations of production constitutes the economic structure
of society, the real foundation, on which rises a legal and political superstructure
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And it did address a number of important political and penological realities, not
least of which are the finite supply of prison places and the seemingly insatiable
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The issue of organizational reform for the Prison Service was already on the
political agenda at the time of the Woolf inquiry, however, following a
recommendation by the Government Efficiency Unit44 to give a wide range of
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