Cavadino,M and Dignan, J (2008) Penal Systems: a comparative approach, London

  • John Harding (Visiting Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at Hertfordshire University, England)

At first appearance, the scope of this volume is ambitious, and dotted with potential pitfalls for the unwary, as the authors present and analyse information from 12 different countries, with at least one from each continent, exploring the links between criminal justice policies and penal systems on the one hand, and society's political economy, on the other.

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