A welcome update to a seminal text highlighting the continuing challenges and pressures of the contemporary criminal justice system. An important text for students, scholars and practitioners alike, and an essential reference point for policy makers. The book outlines the historical, sociological and political background to this “crisis” and offers some suggestions and best practice to achieve a just and humane penal system for the future. A must read for anyone interested in this often controversial area.
The Penal System comprehensively addresses one of the core facets of Criminology: How does society deal with those who break the law? The new edition reinvigorates the conversation about how we construct, utilise, and implement processes of punishment and social control. It is a must read for students, academics, and the wider public.
This sixth edition of The Penal System continues the tradition of incisive analysis of the state of the nation in relation to the penal system. This is a well-crafted book which gives an excellent overview of the key challenges and directions in the contemporary English and Welsh penal system.
This is a fantastic resource. Easy to access information and covering a wide variety of issues related to prisons and penal system.
Good book for providing students with a book that outlines the system, but also challenges the students to think critically about the issues involved.
Not that relevant to Scottish context
Good comprehensive and easy to understand book for 1st year students in particular.
We have used this book (in its successive editions) for many years now. It is an excellent resource for undergraduate students and this latest addition is by far the best yet!
Clear and concise, but critical reading for undergraduate students. Contains helpfully updated material
Key text which provides critical overview of criminal justice issues. Really pleased to have this new edition.
this is the 6th edition of a text we already use
This is highly effective introduction into the world of incarceration in England and Wales and is perfect for students studying Offender Management.