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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Again, a recent study comparing England and Wales with Australia (two countries
whose criminal justice systems are not too dissimilar) offers even firmer evidence
that differences in the use of imprisonment in the recent past between these ...
We have already mentioned the small number of Special Units which have been
established in English prisons in recent years. Blantyre House in Kent has also
been commended (by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, 1993b) for the model ...
Under the most recent contracts to be let (for Bridgend, Fazakerley and Salford),
the contractors will arrange finance to meet the capital costs and will only start to
receive payments when the first places become available towards the end of ...
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