Penal code

October 13, 1995

"Publicity is the very soul of justice" (Jeremy Bentham) runs the blurb announcing the arrival of The Penal Lexicon on the World-Wide Web. It aims to act as a focal point for penal matters on the Information Superhighway, bringing together comparisons of different legal systems, legislation and current case law from the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, statistics and current research. The site also hopes to act as a resource for monitoring human rights abuses and for those working or affected by the penal environment. Further details from: http://www.penlex.org.uk

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