by: David K. Scott

Author: David K. Scott

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

Series: Sage Course Companions Series

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Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 23 January 2008

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ISBN: 1412948118 ISBN 13: 9781412948111

Penology by David K. Scott

Ideal for those new to prison studies, this text provides readers with a clear and accessible introduction to the field of penology, and shows how to use the information in coursework and exams. Top page

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As part of the "SAGE Course Companion" series, this book provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of 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 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 and criminal justice degrees. Written in a straightforward and clear style, the book gives detailed explanations for all academic terms used. "The Penology Course Companion" provides: easy access to the key themes in punishment and prison studies; helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks; guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course; help with developing critical thinking; taking it Further sections that suggest how readers can extent their thinking beyond the "received wisdom"; and pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd

City: London

Pages: 240

More info: height 210 mm width 157 mm weight 331 gr thickness 13 mm

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Age recommended: College/higher education

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC22) 364.6 Library of Congress Subject: Criminal justice, Administration of

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Summary Penology PART ONE: PENOLOGY Thinking like a penologist: an introduction to your course companion PART TWO: CORE AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM: RUNNING THEMES IN PENOLOGY Justifications of Punishment Theorising about Prisons and Punishment Sources of Penal Knowledge Comparative Penologies The History and Aims of Imprisonment Penal Policy Penal Administration and Prisoner Populations Sociologies of Prison Life Penal Accountability Probation and Community Penalties Future Directions and Alternate Visions PART THREE: STUDY, WRITING AND REVISION SKILLS (in Collaboration with David McIlroy) How to Get the Most Out of Your Lectures and Seminars Writing a Dissertation Essay-writing Hints Revision Hints Exam Hints PART FOUR: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Glossary Bibliography Index Top page

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