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Forms of constraint : a history of prison architecture

Author: Norman Bruce Johnston
Publisher: Urbana ; Chicago : University of Illinois Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rigorously documented and generously illustrated, Forms of constraint surveys prison architecture from earliest times to the present. Embedding his discussion of architectural detail in a history of social ideas about prisoners and imprisonment, criminologist Norman Johnston considers the architectural design and features of prisons in light of the purposes they were meant to serve. Johnston describes the preferred  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Bruce Johnston
ISBN: 0252025571 9780252025570 0252074017 9780252074011
OCLC Number: 42434965
Description: xiv, 197 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Makeshift prisons --
Religious and monastic imprisonment --
Stirrings of reform : prisons in the early modern period --
A passion to peek : 1780 to 1835 --
Great expectations : prison reform in North America until mid-nineteenth century --
Western European prisons : 1840 to World War II --
Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Americas : 1840 to World War II --
Old problems, new solutions.
Responsibility: Norman Johnston.

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Surveying prison architecture from earliest times, the author describes the preferred types of prison layout in various eras and locations, and considers how prison design has evolved over the  Read more...

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"An excellent survey of prison structures around the world, impressive in its geographic and historical breadth." -- Paul Eisenhauer, The Public Historian "A very informative reference book that Read more...

 
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