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"
- Pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises
- 2008 David Scott
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