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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But if reparation were more consistently pursued, we should have a much more
civilized and morally acceptable penal system than the present one.
Disqualification, Requalification and Reintegrative Shaming Michel Foucault (
1977: 130) says ...
He claims that successful societal responses to crime are those that bring about
the reintegrative shaming of the offender. Offenders should be dealt with in a
manner that shames them before other members of their community. But the ...
... Braithwaite's theory of 'reintegrative shaming' (see Chapter 2) - provides a
prescription not for greater punitiveness but for much less harsh levels of
punishment than we currently indulge in, together with a shift towards a different
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Crisis? What Crisis?
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