Western European Penal Systems

Western European Penal Systems

Written by: Vincenzo Ruggiero

  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
  • Publish Date: 1995-11-13
  • ISBN-10: UOM:39015035022246
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This unique and original textbook offers undergraduates and interested professionals a much-needed description of how the penal system, including both prisons and alternatives to custody, is organized in eight major Western European countries. Each chapter provides readers with a critical anatomy and empirical overview of the full range of penal sanctions used in each country and an analysis of how these sanctions are implemented. Using statistical data which are not widely available, contributors examine the nature of the penal population in relation to sentencing, to its class, gender and racial composition and to the nature of the offences for which individuals have been confined. While highlighting seve

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