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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most notable among the many indications of the support which the Conservative
government gave to the systems management approach for a long time prior to
its momentous swing in the direction of 'law and order' ideology in 1993. Typically
Central government interest in systems management in juvenile justice was at
one stage sufficiently strong that it was seen as something of a model, if not a
panacea, for improving the criminal justice system as a whole. Prior to 1993, the ...
intensify it, and it was this that induced the government to switch from favouring
systems management in the 1980s to attacking it in the 1990s. However, it has
also been subjected to criticism from a variety of other theoretical and political ...
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