Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2011-04-11
  • Publisher: Willan
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Contemporary prison practice in the UK faces many challenges, is developing rapidly and is become increasingly professionalised, influenced by the new National Offender Management Service. As well as bringing an increased emphasis on skills and qualifications it has also introduced a new set of ideas and concepts into the established prisons and penal lexicon.At the same time courses on prisons and penology remain important components of criminology and criminal justice degree courses. This will be the essential source of reference for the increasing number of people studying in, working in prisons and working with prisoners.This Dictionary is part a new series of Dictionaries covering key aspects of criminal justice and the criminal justice system and designed to meet the needs of both students and practitioners. It:contains approximately 300 entries (of between 500 and 1500 words) on key terms and concepts arranged alphabeticallyis design to meet the needs of both students and practitionersincludes summary definition, main text and key texts and sources for each entrytakes full account of emerging occupational and Skills for Justice criteria

Table of Contents

List of entries
List of contributors
About this book
Introduction and overview
Prisons and punishment timeline
Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment
List of references
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