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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As we shall see, these responses have all too often proved counter-productive,
and have diverted attention away from the need to improve the quality of the
regimes themselves, the most important aspect of which is the state of relations ...
One of the earliest official responses to the prison riots of the 1970s was to set up
a special clandestine 'in-house' riot squad of specially trained prison staff (known
as the MUFTI - Minimum Use of Force Tactical Intervention - squad). This was ...
Claims such as these were unsupported by any empirical evidence. It was never
adequately explained why such a 'peak response', even if it were to exist, should
manifest itself precisely during the middle third of an offender's sentence, which ...
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