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Imprisonment

Author: Roger Matthews
Publisher: Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1999.
Series: International library of criminology, criminal justice & penology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text presents a range of essays which provide an overview of theories and findings in the field of imprisonment. Specific areas addressed include prison overcrowding, the sociology of criminal  Read more...

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Imprisonment.
Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1999
(OCoLC)646561867
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Matthews
ISBN: 1855218275 9781855218277
OCLC Number: 41143082
Description: xix, 569 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The Nature of Imprisonment --
1. The Characteristics of Total Institutions / Erving Goffman --
2. Labor Market and Penal Sanction: Thoughts on the Sociology of Criminal Justice / Georg Rusche --
3. Complete and Austere Institutions / Michel Foucault --
pt. II. The Scale of Imprisonment --
4. America's Soaring Prison Population / Patrick A. Langan --
5. Unemployment, Crime and Imprisonment, and the Enduring Problem of Prison Overcrowding / Steven Box and Chris Hale --
6. Changes in Crime and Punishment in America, England and Sweden Between the 1980s and 1990s / David P. Farrington, Patrick A. Langan and Per-Olof H. Wikstrom --
7. Changes in the Use of Imprisonment in England and Wales 1950-1991 / Christopher Nuttall and Ken Pease --
pt. III. Does Prison Work? --
8. What Works? --
Questions and Answers about Prison Reform / Robert Martinson --
9. Martinson Revisited / Ted Palmer --
10. British Prisons 1970-1987: The Ever-Deepening Crisis / Roy D. King and Kathleen McDermott --
11. "Does Prison Pay?" Revisited: Returning to the Crime Scene / Anne Morrison Piehl and John J. DiIulio, Jr. --
12. Does Prison Work? / Charles Murray --
13. Prison Myths / Elliott Currie --
pt. IV. Gender, Race and Imprisonment --
14. Patriarchy, Prisons, and Jails: A Critical Look at Trends in Women's Incarceration / Meda Chesney-Lind --
15. Is There a Feminist Future for Women's Prisons? / Margaret Shaw --
16. Wayward Sisters: The Prison for Women / Lucia Zedner --
17. On the Racial Disproportionality of United States' Prison Populations / Alfred Blumstein --
18. Racial Disproportion in US Prisons / Michael Tonry --
19. Racial Disparity in Sentencing: Reflections on the Hood Study / Andrew von Hirsch and Julian V. Roberts --
pt. V. The Future of Imprisonment --
20. Prison Privatization: An International Perspective / Kristel Beyens and Sonja Snacken --
21. Limiting Prison Use: Experience in England and Wales / Anthony E. Bottoms. 22. The New Penology: Notes on the Emerging Strategy of Corrections and its Implications / Malcolm M. Feeley and Jonathan Simon --
23. Penal Modernism and Postmodernism / David Garland --
24. Two Futures for American Corrections / Francis T. Cullen and John P. Wright.
Series Title: International library of criminology, criminal justice & penology.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Matthews.

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