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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
London, UK ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2008
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|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.|
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 were available during my studies.' - Dr Laura Piacentini, Reader in Criminology, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. 'A clearly written introduction to penology studies that not only s.
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