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.

Revision Hints

Revision Hints

Revision hints

Core Areas:

  • compile summary notes
  • keep organised records
  • use past papers
  • employ effective memory aids
  • alternate between methods
  • revise with others

Strategy for revision should be on your mind from your very first lecture at the beginning of your academic semester. You should be like the squirrel that stores up nuts for the winter: do not waste any lecture, tutorial, ...

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