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.

Running Themes in Penology

Running Themes in Penology

Running themes in penology

No matter what area of penology you are writing about, it is probably not too difficult to predict that the subject in question will be marked out by similar ‘running themes’ that recur throughout the subject.

Always try to mention these themes and to think about how they make an impact upon the topic at hand.

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