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American penology : a history of control

Author: Thomas G Blomberg; Karol Lucken
Publisher: Hawthorne, N.Y. : Aldine de Gruyter, ©2000.
Series: New lines in criminology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the historical contexts and associated ideologies that gave rise to specific punishment policies and practices at each juncture in the history of crime and punishment in the US.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Blomberg; Karol Lucken
ISBN: 0202306372 9780202306377 0202306380 9780202306384
OCLC Number: 44173063
Description: xi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Punishment in ancient and medieval Europe --
Punishment and public justice in colonial America (1600-1790) --
Punishment and deterrence in the period of transition (1790-1830) --
Punishment and reform in nineteenth-century America (1830-1880s) --
Progressive America and the rise of reformatories, parole, and probation (1880s-1930s) --
Progressive America and the juvenile court movement (1900-1960s) --
The twentieth-century rehabilitative ideal and the proliferation of penal services (1900-1960s) --
Discovering prison subcultures (1950s-1960s) --
Prisoner rights in the age of discontent (1960s-1970s) --
Decentralizing corrections in the age of discontent (1960s-1970s) --
Conservatism and law and order punishment (1980s-1990s) --
The prison as nursery, hospital, and asylum --
Penal reform and the culture of control (1990s and beyond).
Series Title: New lines in criminology.
Responsibility: Thomas G. Blomberg, Karol Lucken.

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