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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Prison officers claimed that the implementation of Fresh Start led to understaffing
because not enough new prison officers were recruited. At around the same time,
the effects were being felt of a new system (introduced by the government in ...
disorder within the prison system represented a blind alley for the Prison Service
(Home Office, 1984a: para. 52). In its place, the Committee recommended the
creation of a new system of 'Special Units' (see Bottom- ley and Hay, 1991) as a ...
Prison Reform Trust (1992a), Implementing Woolf: the Prison System One Year
On. London: Prison Reform Trust. Prison Reform Trust (1992b), Comments on the
Home Office Consultation Paper on an Independent Complaints Adjudicator.
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