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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One key theme we intend to address is the effect of this virtually unregulated
decision-making process on the broader penal crisis which we outlined in
Chapter 1. We will consider why it has proved so resistant to change so far and
will assess ...
Third, time limits should be further tightened and more rigorously enforced in
order to reduce trial delays (and therefore the length of any custodial remands)?“
MODE OF TRIAL DECISIONS In December 1999 the govemment set up a ...
corporate killing 329(n3) corporatism 171(n65) Court of Appeal, sentencing role
98-101, 104, 106, 107-8, 118(n57) courts decisions 13, 82, 114(n3) remand
decisions 82-9, 316 sentencing decisions 91-101 trial decisions 89-91 crime
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the Crux of the Crisis
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