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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disorder within the prison system represented a blind alley for the Prison Service
(Home Office, 1984a: para. 52). In its place, the Committee recommended the
creation of a new system of 'Special Units' (see Bottom- ley and Hay, 1991) as a ...
prison between June 1994 and July 1995, for a variety of faults including security
failings, standards of cleanliness and three instances of segregation without
authorization from the prison controller. Grave concern has also been expressed
HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (1995), HM Prison, Blakenhurst: a Report by HM
Chief Inspector of Prisons. London: Home Office. HM Chief Inspector of Probation
(1994), Annual Report. London: Home Office. HM Inspectorate of Probation ...
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