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.
David Scott is senior lecturer in Criminology at Liverpool John Moores University. David has published widely on prisons, punishment and critical criminology. Recent book titles include Critique and Dissent; Beyond Criminal Justice; The Caretakers of Punishment; and Why Prison? David is a former coordinator of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control and is a member of the steering committee of the Reclaim Justice Network. He is also an associate editor of the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice and is on the editorial board of Criminal Justice Matters. Nick Flynn is senior lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at De Montfort University. Nick has published widely on prisons, rehabilitation theory and practice, and environmental criminology. His most recent book title is Criminal Behaviour in Context: Space, Place and Desistance from Crime. Prior to teaching, Nick worked as a freelance researcher on criminal justice issues and as a campaigner for penal reform. He is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Community Justice.
PART ONE: PENOLOGY Thinking Like a Penologist Sources of Penal Knowledge PART TWO: CORE AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM Justifications of Punishment Theorising about Prisons and Punishment Comparative Penologies A History of Imprisonment in the UK: until 1997 Penal Policy: until 2013 Penal Administration and Prisoner Populations Sociologies of Prison Life Penal Accountability Probation and Community Penalties Future Directions and Alternative Visions PART THREE: STUDY, WRITING AND REVISION SKILLS How to Get the Most out of Your Lectures and Seminars Writing a Dissertation Essay Writing Hints Revision Hints Exam Hints