As part of the Sage Course Companion series, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the discipline of penology. It provides hints and tips on how to apply this information to maximum effect in coursework and examinations. This is a highly accessible text is for those new to prison studies, or for anyone looking for a refresher. It provides structure and background for all prison and punishment modules on undergraduate criminology/ criminal justice degrees. Written in a straightforward and clear style, the book gives detailed explanations for all academic terms used.

Probation and Community Penalties

Probation and Community Penalties

Probation and community penalties

Core Areas:

  • advise, assist, and befriend: the history of probation
  • corrections: the current role of the National Probation Service
  • offender management
  • community penalties
  • towards decarceration?

Running Themes

  • Alternatives to prison
  • Legitimacy
  • Managerialism
  • Penal reform
  • Power to punish
  • Rehabilitation
  • Risk

Key penologists

Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms Tony Bottoms was Wolfson ...

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