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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RESPONSES TO THE CRISIS How have governments responded to the penal
crisis? And not only governments, but other actors in the penal arena, such as
practitioners, commentators, Home Office civil servants and Opposition politicians
For a long time - certainly until the Major govemment's 'law and order counter-
reformation' of 1993 - it could be said that the overall response of the British state
to the penal crisis had been mostly directed towards the material crisis of ...
During the last few years, however, two rather different sets of penal responses
have emerged which could, conceivably, contain the seeds of a distinctly different
kind of penality. One set of responses seeks to engage offenders in a variety of ...
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the Crux of the Crisis
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