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 ...
We will not repeat ourselves here, except simply to observe that there is no
obvious solution in sight to the continuing problem of prison staff unrest. However
, there is much more to the crisis of authority than an industrial relations problem,
Another major source of prison staff resentment is the issue of prisoners' rights
and conditions, efforts to improve which are likely to be equated with attempts to
subvert their own legitimate authority. Such attitudes are linked to the widely ...
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