The Penal System: An Introduction
Praise for the First Edition:
`A marvelous British text-reference that comprehensively introduces the penal system in England and Wales, not only for students and practitioners, but for all who are increasingly concerned about the morality and the future of penal systems worldwide' - Reference and Research Book News
The Third Edition of this highly successful textbook provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the penal system of England and Wales. Now fully revised and updated it includes an examination of the direction of penal policy under New Labour.
-offers an overview of all aspects of punishment and the penal system
-provides an analyses of the theories which purport to justify and explain the practice of punishment
- critically examines the so-called 'penal crisis' and offers a programme for radical reform
-draws comparisons between the English
penal system and others from around the world.
-now includes a self-study guide, directing the reader to useful websites
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Many of these schemes were only concemed with less serious 'low-tariff' offences
, in which case their potential to divert offenders from custody was obviously
limited. A notable exception, however, was the very ambitious Leeds Mediation
As far as offenders are concemed he speaks of 'burglars and muggers . . . being
left to walk the streets', and even 'the perpetrators of violent crime' as being '
tumed loose under conditions which guarantee that they will receive little or no ...
Having briefly examined prison riots and the competing explanations of their
causes in Chapter 1, we are more concemed in this section with the issue of day-
to-day control and the responses that have been developed for dealing with ...
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the Crux of the Crisis
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