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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Among the positive developments, we would single out in particular the key rôle
which probation officers were given in implementing the government's 'Welfare to
Work programme, resulting from its commitment to extend the benefits of the ...
At best the privatization process is a damaging distraction from the need to
embark on a programme of fundamental reform directed at the whole of the
prison system - indeed, the whole penal system. At worst, its potentially
destructive impact ...
Take, for example, the new Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programmes
for persistent young offenders. While it does make sense for rehabilitative efforts
to be concentrated on persistent offenders and for these efforts to take place in ...
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