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Conscience and convenience : the asylum and its alternatives in progressive America

Author: David J Rothman
Publisher: New York : Aldine de Gruyter, ©2002.
Series: New lines in criminology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Here, Rothman explores the origins and consequences of the programmes that have dominated criminal justice, juvenile justice and mental health in the past century. He also casts new light on the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Rothman
ISBN: 020230714X 9780202307145
OCLC Number: 49704932
Description: xvi, 482 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: I. The Nineteenth-Century Legacy --
1. Coping with Evil --
II. The World of Criminal Justice --
2. Individual Justice: The Progressive Design --
3. Watching Over the Offender: The Practice of Probation --
4. Up Against the Prison Wall --
5. A Game of Chance: The Condition of Parole --
III. The World of Juvenile Justice --
6. The Invention of the Juvenile Court --
7. The Cult of Judicial Personality --
8. When Is a School Not a School? --
IV. The World of Mental Health --
9. Civic Medicine --
10. The Enduring Asylum --
V. Dreams Die Hard --
11. The Diary of an Institution --
Epilogue: The Crime of Punishment.
Series Title: New lines in criminology.
Responsibility: David J. Rothman ; with a foreword by Thomas G. Blomberg.

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-In Conscience and Convenience, Rothman examines the development of a series of related responses to social deviance arising in early twentieth century America: probation, parole, the juvenile court, Read more...

 
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