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Prisons and Punishment: The Essentials 2ed

by David Scott and Nick Flynn SAGE Publications Ltd
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This is the perfect primer for all undergraduate Criminology students studying modules on Prisons and Punishment. Not only does it cover all the key topics in Penology, but it also encourages students to think critically about these topics.

The second edition:

• Explores international and comparative examples
• Includes new sections on new penology, new punitiveness, reductivism, proportionality, demographic issues, sentencing policy and principles, persistent offending, financial penalties, rehabilitation, victimology, capital punishment, mental health, drugs in prison and young offenders
• Teaches students how to read and reference journal articles in their work
• Provides students with helpful advice on employability
The book includes a useful study skills section which guides students through essay-writing and offers hints and tips on how they can get the most out of their lecturers and seminars. A brand new companion website directs readers towards relevant journal articles and weblinks.

This is the ideal textbook for all undergraduate students embarking on their studies in Prisons and Punishment.

Thinking Like a Penologist
Sources of Penal Knowledge
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
How to Get the Most out of Your Lectures and Seminars
Writing a Dissertation
Essay Writing Hints
Revision Hints
Exam Hints

This is a welcome second edition to the previously titled Penology. With all chapters fully revised and updated, and the addition of extensive recommended readings, this book provides an informative, accessible and stimulating introduction for students on prisons and punishment courses.
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.