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Penal Systems

  • By: David T. Johnson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

A penal system is a loosely bounded and differentiated structure of criminal justice institutions (police, prosecution, prison, parole, probation, and the like), crime control practices (such as sentencing and crime prevention), and criminological discourses (as reflected in ...

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