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Criminology BSc: IMDCRY321 Penology


Welcome to your Penology reading list!  Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.

Essential Reading

Module Websites

  • Criminal Justice Matters:
    • Criminal Justice Matters (CJM) is the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' quarterly magazine, publishing articles that explore contemporary developments relating to political debate, policy and research. The magazine prioritises commentary and discussion of policy developments over articles focused solely on research findings
  • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales (HMI Prisons):
    • An independent inspectorate which reports on conditions for and treatment of those in prison, young offender institutions and immigration detention facilities. The role of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons is to provide independent scrutiny of the conditions for and treatment of prisoners and other detainees, promoting the concept of 'healthy prisons' in which staff work effectively to support prisoners and detainees to reduce reoffending or achieve other agreed outcomes
  • HM Prison Service
  • Inside Time:
    • The national newspaper for prisoners
  • Ministry of Justice
  • National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
  • Prisons and Probation
  • National Probation Service
  • Prison Reform Trust (PRT)
    • An independent UK charity working to create a just, humane and effective penal system
  • Prisons:
    • For the last 18 years this organisation has published the major prison publications for the penal system in England and Wales
  • Sentencing Council
  • The Home Office
  • The Howard League for Penal Reform:
    • The oldest penal reform charity in the UK. It was established in 1866 and is named after John Howard, one of the first prison reformers. The Howard League for Penal Reform is entirely independent of government and is funded by voluntary donations
  • Women in Prison
    • Supports and campaigns for women affected by the Criminal Justice System
  • Penal Reform International:
    • An independent non-governmental organisation that develops and promotes fair, effective and proportionate responses to criminal justice problems worldwide

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