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The penal system : an introduction

Author: Michael Cavadino; James Dignan
Publisher: London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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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 includes an overview of the  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cavadino; James Dignan
ISBN: 9781446238301 144623830X 9781446206133 1446206130
OCLC Number: 918558713
Description: 1 online resource (488 pages)
Contents: Crisis? What Crisis?; Justifying Punishment; Explaining Punishment; Court Decisions: The Crux of the Crisis; Administering Punishment in the Community; Prisons and the Penal Crisis; Prison Privatization: Panacea or Pandora's Box?; Early Release: The Penal System's Safety Valve; Young Offenders: Systems Management or System Disaster?; Bias in the Criminal Justice System; Solving the Crisis?; A Self-study Guide to Electronic Sources Available on the Internet; Glossary of Key Terms.
Responsibility: Michael Cavadino and James Dignan.

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"This book provides the reader with a fascinating insight into the factors that helped shape penal philosophies and approaches ot punishment across a variety of different countries." Barbara Mason, Read more...

 
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