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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... which could result in up to 3,000 Prison Service jobs being lost. All the
individual 'crises' contribute to a deep-seated crisis of legitimacy within prisons.
There is an air of almost permanent crisis-management throughout the Prison
Between 1984-5 and 1993-4, the education budget in prisons was reduced from
3.55 per cent of the Prison Service's budget to 2.94 per cent, and seems likely to
fall even further as a result of Prison Service budget cuts. Another problem that ...
As a result, its development over the next decade was shaped much more by
such pragmatic considerations than by the ideological concerns that had brought
it into being. Many changes during this period represented a shift in the balance
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