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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These include the custodial sentences of imprisonment (for adults), detention in a
young offender institution (at present, ... The most recent innovation, home
detention curfew, involves both supervision and a home curfew enforced by ...
Home Secretary Michael Howard informed Conservative Party conference in ...
different direction. Home detention curfew: early release goes electronic
Whereas Michael Howard had sought to reduce early release (with the inevitable
result of ...
... 54 detention centres 290-1, 306(n26) detention and training order (DTO) 287-8
, 302 determinism 49 deterrence 34-7, ... to 262-3 recall of prisoners 271, 282(
n16) remission 264 support for 263 see also home detention curfew; parole
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