Prisons & Punishment
- David Scott - Open University, UK
- Nick Flynn - De Montfort University, UK
Corrections/Penology | Criminal Justice | Prison Studies
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
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
The new edition of this popular undergraduate text will be widely welcomed. Clearly written and challenging, it addresses issues from the justifications for punishment to the ownership and operation of penal systems, especially prisons. It is an ideal introduction for those coming into the relatively new and contested discipline of criminology.
Penology is concerned with the study and evaluation of penal sanctions inflicted on wrongdoers. Contrary to the humble subtitle chosen by David Scott and Nick Flynn, their extremely useful book offers far more than the ‘essentials’ on prisons and punishment.
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.
This covers an excellent variety of relevant topics and issues within our module. Students have found this a very accessible resource and one which has helped with their wider reading
This book provides a highly effective introduction to academic studies about prisons. I will be using it as a course text book on a first year module aptly named 'Prison and Punishment'.
Very good understanding of prisons and punishment.
This is an excellent textbook to introduce the topic of penology, prisons, and punishment that I will be recommending to my students on the Foundation Degree and the BA in Criminal Justice and Offender Management. at Derby College.
The authors engage the reader with the critical and contemporary issues with prisons and offender management.
This book will form part of the recommended readings for both the penology module and the criminal justice process module at the University Centre, Grimsby. It provides some good information about the penal system and is of use for anyone wanting to learn about prisons and punishment, or wanting to work in that sector.
Great text, I will add it to my recommended list for students and university library
An excellent introduction to penology for students on undergraduate and postgraduate criminology and criminal justice degree programmes. Great starting point for anyone interested in the central themes of the book. Clear and concise yet does not lack critical insight.
- 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'
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter Two: Theorising about Prisons and Punishment