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The Oxford history of the prison : the practice of punishment in western society

Author: Norval Morris; David J Rothman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ranging from ancient times to the present, a survey of the evolution of the prison explores its relationship to the history of Western criminal law and offers a look at the social world of prisoners over the centuries.
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norval Morris; David J Rothman
ISBN: 0195118146 9780195118148 0195061535 9780195061536
OCLC Number: 38145315
Description: xiv, 425 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Norval Morris, David J. Rothman --
Prison before the prison : the ancient and medieval worlds / Edward M. Peters --
The body and the state : early modern Europe / Pieter Spierenburg --
The well-ordered prison : England, 1780-1865 / Randall McGowen --
Perfecting the prison : United States, 1789-1865 / David J. Rothman --
The Victorian prison : England, 1865-1965 / Sean McConville --
The failure of reform : United States, 1865-1965 / Edgardo Rotman --
The prison on the continent : Europe, 1865-1965 / Patricia O'Brien --
The contemporary prison : 1965-present / Norval Morris --
The Australian experience : the convict colony / John Hirst --
Local justice : the jail / Sean McConville --
Wayward sisters : the prison for women / Lucia Zedner --
Delinquent children : the juvenile reform school / Steven Schlossman --
Confining dissent : the political prison / Aryeh Neier --
Literature of confinement / W.B. Carnochan.
Responsibility: edited by Norval Morris and David J. Rothman.

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