Penal Systems: A Comparative Approach

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Penal Systems: A Comparative Approach is a comprehensive and original introduction to the comparative study of punishment. Analyzing twelve countries, authors Michael Cavadino and James Dignan offer an integrated and theoretically rigorous approach to comparative penology. They draw upon material provided by a team of eminent penologists to produce an important and highly readable contribution to scholarship in this area.

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Overview

Penal Systems: A Comparative Approach is a comprehensive and original introduction to the comparative study of punishment. Analyzing twelve countries, authors Michael Cavadino and James Dignan offer an integrated and theoretically rigorous approach to comparative penology. They draw upon material provided by a team of eminent penologists to produce an important and highly readable contribution to scholarship in this area.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761952022
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 9.62 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Introducing comparative penology 3
2 Globalized penal crisis? 43
3 The United States of America : law and order ideology, hyperincarceration and looming crisis 50
4 England and Wales : stop-go and the upwards zig-zag 62
5 Australia and New Zealand : neo-liberal punitiveness down under 77
6 South Africa : the transition from apartheid 92
7 Germany : archetypal corporatism 101
8 The Netherlands : a beacon of tolerance dimmed 113
9 France and Italy : corporatism and Catholicism 129
10 Sweden and Finland : nordic social democracy 149
11 Japan : iron fist in a velvet penal glove 171
12 Comparative youth justice 199
13 Neo-liberal youth justice systems 215
14 Youth justice systems : corporatist variants 252
15 General patterns in youth justice? 296
16 Prison privatization 304
17 'A boot stamping upon a human face forever'? 337
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