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 ...
section 29(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 was that the penalty imposed
should be commensurate with the seriousness of the current offence, stating that
offences should not be regarded as more serious 'by reason of any previous ...
49 Of the 50 defendants who were monitored more than half (29) either violated
their curfew (18) or were charged with a new offence (11) (Mair and Nee, 1990:
44). Very high levels of technical malfunction were also reported: no fewer than ...
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