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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Riots and Disorder To the general public, one of the most noticeable symptoms of
the penal crisis - along with the occasional spectacular escape - is the prison riot.
Apart from a riot at Parkhurst in 1969, disturbances were comparatively ...
Indeed, such a modified version appears in Sir James Hennessy's (1987) official
report into the 1986 disturbances (which, as we shall see, contrasts interestingly
with Lord Justice Woolf s report into the 1990 riots). Hennessy downplayed the ...
The Woolf Diagnosis The Woolf Report (Woolf and Tumim, 1991) on the prison
riots of April 1990 has perhaps become established as the standard liberal
account of what is wrong with English prisons, what causes prison riots and what
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