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Penology

Author: David Scott
Publisher: London, UK ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2008.
Series: SAGE course companions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A highly engaging and accessible text that will absorb students into the study of Penology for many years to come. The book will appeal to theoretical purists and policy actors alike. Most of all, it is students wishing to immerse themselves in the hidden and complex world of the prison who will find this text stimulating and through-provoking. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and wish only that such texts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Scott, David.
Penology.
London, UK ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2008
(DLC) 2007932778
(OCoLC)173719731
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Scott
ISBN: 9781849206488 1849206481
OCLC Number: 456186732
Description: 1 online resource (227 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; contents; part one penology; 1.1 thinking like a penologist: an introduction to your course companion; part two core areas of the curriculum; running themes in penology; 2.1 justifications of punishment; 2.2 theorising about prisons and punishment; 2.3 sources of penal knowledge; 2.4 comparative penologies; 2.5 the history and aims of imprisonment; 2.6 penal policy; 2.7 penal administration and prisoner populations; 2.8 sociologies of prison life; 2.9 penal accountability; 2.10 probation and community penalties; 2.11 future directions and alternative visions.
Series Title: SAGE course companions.
Responsibility: David Scott.

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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.  Read more...

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