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Second edition with additional material by the author, and a new foreword by one of the UK's leading penal reformers. One of the classic and original works that paved the way for the development of the Restorative Justice movement. Martin Wright argues that the real need is for fundamental rethinking of crime and punishment, rather than short-term tinkering with a prison system that is in an intolerable state of crisis. Martin Wright starts by demonstrating that neither the conservative idea of deterrence through punishment nor the liberal ideal of rehabilitation has worked in practice. In their place he proposes the basis for a radical but carefully worked out practical philosophy which would place the emphasis on the offender making amends to the victim and society for the damage caused. 'All those concerned with the monstrosity that is our current prison system, the unchecked growth of the criminal justice system as the response to social problems and the poverty of ideas in dealing with the harm caused by crime will find a re-read of this classic text very worthwhile' Baroness Vivien Stern (from the Foreword) Contents include: 1. Prisons, Punishment and the Public 2. Prisons: What They Are Like 3. Prisons: Endemic Abuses 4. Keeping More People out of Prison 5. Constructive Penalties 6. The Remaining Prisoners 7. Bringing Change About 8. The Sentence of the Court: What Can It Achieve? 9. Keeping Crime in Check 10. Making Amends: A Two-Way Process

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