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Christopher Hood, Oliver James, George Jones, Colin Scott, and Tony Travers

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198280996

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198280998.001.0001

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All Bark, No Bite? The Regulation of Prisons in England and Wales

All Bark, No Bite? The Regulation of Prisons in England and Wales

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(p.116) 6 All Bark, No Bite? The Regulation of Prisons in England and Wales
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Regulation Inside Government
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Christopher Hood (Contributor Webpage)

Colin Scott (Contributor Webpage)

Oliver James (Contributor Webpage)

George Jones (Contributor Webpage)

Tony Travers (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198280998.003.0006

Examines regulation of prison standards by arms‐length oversight bodies, which generally had much stronger capacities for monitoring than enforcement. Prisons in England and Wales are subject to one of the densest patterns of oversight of any public sector activity. There has been a tendency to add new layers of regulation at various times without taking anything away, creating considerable overlap and duplication. Regulators who lacked formal powers were nevertheless observed to develop less formal mechanisms for seeking modification of behaviour.

Keywords:   behaviour modification, duplication, enforcement, monitoring, prisons, regulation, regulators

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