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Penology

Author: David Gordon Scott
Publisher: Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2008.
Series: SAGE course companions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ideal for those new to prison studies, this text provides readers with a clear and accessible introduction to the field of penology, and shows how to use the information in coursework and exams.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Gordon Scott
ISBN: 141294810X 9781412948104 1412948118 9781412948111
OCLC Number: 173719731
Description: 227 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: PART One: Penology --
Thinking like a penologist: an introduction to your course companion --
PART Two: Core Areas of the Curriculum: Running Themes in Penology --
Justifications of Punishment --
Theorising about Prisons and Punishment --
Sources of Penal Knowledge --
Comparative Penologies --
The History and Aims of Imprisonment --
Penal Policy --
Penal Administration and Prisoner Populations --
Sociologies of Prison Life --
Penal Accountability --
Probation and Community Penalties --
Future Directions and Alternate Visions --
PART THREE: STUDY, WRITING AND REVISION SKILLS (in Collaboration with David McIlroy) --
How to Get the Most Out of Your Lectures and Seminars --
Writing a Dissertation --
Essay-writing Hints --
Revision Hints --
Exam Hints --
PART Four: Additional Resources --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: SAGE course companions.
Responsibility: David Scott.
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