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Getting Out: Early Release in England and Wales, 1960 - 1995

Thomas Guiney


Getting Out explores the evolution of early release in England and Wales between 1960 and 1995. In the past three decades crime has become a highly contested political issue with implications for the humanity, fairness, and effectiveness of the criminal justice system. This book seeks to turn current crime debate on its head and examine the circumstances in which politicians and policy-makers have found it desirable to reduce the custodial element of a prison sentence and encourage the rehabilitation offenders in the community. Drawing upon a period of detailed archival research this book cons ... More

Keywords: parole, Parole Board, early release, punishment, prison, sentencing, crime, criminal justice, government, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198803683
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198803683.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Guiney, author
Visiting Fellow, Mannheim Centre for Criminlogy, London School of Economics and Political Science