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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Assuming this applies to the contracting out of existing prisons and ancillary
services such as court escorts,15 it would ... Others in the pipeline include the first
three prisons to be financed, designed, built and run by the private sector (at ...
High levels of staff turnover have been experienced at several of the new private
prisons,29 raising questions about the fitness of some of the staff who have been
appointed, and also the level of training they have received, particularly ...
5, the suitability of contracted-out prisons to house the highest security categories
of inmates has moved centre stage. At one point, the Learmont Report was
expected to advise against private prisons altogether since they did not fit into the
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