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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In 1986 a report commissioned by the Home Office (1986c) reached the
conclusion - hotly disputed by the POA - that prison officers were working
excessive amounts of overtime, and that prisons could be run safely and
efficiently if officers ...
The latter not only required a much higher level of social interaction among
inmates than had previously been allowed, but also called into question the
traditional role of ordinary prison officers, with its almost exclusive emphasis on
In addition to the vociferous (and increasingly violent) protests of prisoners, and
the alleged insensitivity on the part of the ... to an otherwise tedious routine, and
is increasingly seen as a threat to the jobs and livelihood of many prison officers.
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