Covering all the key topics across the subject of Penology, this book gives you the tools you need to delve deeper and critically examine issues relating to prisons and punishment.
The second edition:
- explores prisons and punishment within national, international and comparative contexts, and draws upon contemporary case studies throughout to illustrate key themes and issues
- includes new sections on actuarial justice, proportionality, sentencing principles, persistent offending, rehabilitation, and abolitionist approaches to punishment
- features a companion website directing you towards relevant journal articles and web links.
The book also includes a useful study skills section which guides you through essay writing and offers hints and tips on how you can get the most out of your lectures and seminars.
This is the perfect primer for all undergraduate students of Criminology taking modules on Prisons and Punishment or Penology.
Free resources on the companion website:
- Links to free SAGE journal articles
- Links to suggested website and blogs
- Glossary flashcards
- Sections on actuarial approaches, proportionality, sentencing policy and principles, persistent offending, rehabilitation, mental health, drugs in prison and young offenders
- Annotated reading lists at the close of each chapter
- A companion website with links to extra reading (including SAGE journal articles, weblinks, government reports, blogs) and lecturers' notes
- A new chapter within Part 1 that covers 'sources of Penal knowledge'