Über den Autor
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.
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
A History of Imprisonment in the UK: until 1997
Penal Policy: until 2013
Penal Administration and Prisoner Populations
Sociologies of Prison Life
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
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 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.