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 response to this growing problem, the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985
empowered the Home Secretary to introduce statutory time limits, and regulations
were introduced which limit the length of time for which a person may be held in ...
The adoption of the dispersal system was based on the elementary but flawed
assumption that the problem of control was just another aspect of the security
problem, and that the most disruptive prisoners were likely to be the high security
Another aspect of the control problem in prison is the widespread availability of
drugs, particularly since this is also associated with bullying, extortion and rivalry
between factions (Leech, 1995: 394). The government responded in 1994 by ...
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