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NCJ Number: 63107 Find in a Library
Title: PENAL POLICY - MAKING IN ENGLAND
Corporate Author: University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Editor(s): N WALKER; H GILLER
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 148
Sponsoring Agency: University of Cambridge
Cambridge, CB3 9DT, England
Sale Source: University of Cambridge
Institute of Criminology
7 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DT,
United Kingdom
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THIS BRITISH BOOKLET CONTAINS PAPERS RELATED TO PENAL POLICYMAKING IN ENGLAND WITH DISCUSSIONS OF SOCIAL PRESSURES LEADING TO POLICY CHANGE, AS WELL AS THE MACHINERY, OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL, FOR CHANGE.
Abstract: THE PAPERS WERE PRESENTED TO THE CROPWOOD ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE IN 1976. THE CONFERENCE BROUGHT TOGETHER A GROUP OF ACADEMICS AND PEOPLE WITH RELEVANT PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE IN PENAL POLICYMAKING TO DISCUSS SPECIFIC TOPICAL ISSUES IN PENAL POLICY. SUBJECTS COVERED WERE THE ROLE OF VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS AS PRESSURE GROUPS IN PENAL REFORM, THE ROLE OF OFFICIAL ADVISORY BOARDS, THE INFLUENCE OF THE NEWS MEDIA ON PENAL POLICY, PARLIAMENT AND PENAL POLICY, THE INFLUENCE OF THE PRISON SERVICE AND THE PROBATION AND AFTERCARE SERVICE, THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE JUDICIARY TO PENAL POLICYMAKING, RESEARCH AND POLICYMAKING, AND THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE HOME OFFICE TO PENAL POLICY. EACH PAPER IS CONCLUDED BY DISCUSSION BY PARTICIPANTS. CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PAROLE BOARD, DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF CRIMINOLOGY, AN OFFICIAL FROM THE HOME OFFICE, AS WELL AS PROFESSORS AND RESEARCHERS. REFERENCE NOTES ARE PROVIDED. FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, SEE NCJ 63108-63116. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Automated Law Enforcement Reporting Technology; Correctional reform; Governmental planning; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Penology
Note: PAPERS PRESENTED TO THE CROPWOOD ROUND-TABLE CONFERENCE, CAMBRIDGE (GREAT BRITAIN), 1977
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