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The penal system : an introduction

Author: Michael Cavadino; James Dignan
Publisher: Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This introduction to the penal system in England and Wales addresses all aspects of the penal process and the direction that the New Labour government has opted for regarding policy formulation and implementation. This edition also features new material on restorative justice and discussions on recent theory developments.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cavadino; James Dignan
ISBN: 1412929466 1412929474 9781412929462 9781412929479
OCLC Number: 137313406
Notes: Previous edition: 2001.
Description: vii, 474 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1 Crisis? What Crisis? --
2 Justifying Punishment --
3 Explaining Punishment --
4 Court Decisions: the Crux of the Crisis --
5 Community Penalties and the Future of Punishment --
6 Prisons and the Penal Crisis --
7 Prison Privatization: Panacea or Pandora's Box? --
8 Early Release: the Penal System's Safety Valve --
9 Young Offenders: Systems Management or System Disaster? --
10 Bias in the Criminal Justice System --
11 Solving the Crisis? --
A Self-Study Guide to Electronic Sources Available on the --
Internet.
Responsibility: Michael Cavadino and James Dignan.

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Suitable for students and academics in criminal justice and criminology, this title provides an account of penal policy under the New Labour government since 2001. It also provides an overview of  Read more...

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