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Prisons and prison systems : a global encyclopedia

Author: Mitchel P Roth
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Prisons and prison systems have long been an overlooked part of criminal justice research. As a result, only limited material is available on many institutions. This comprehensive encyclopedia provides a historical overview of institutions and systems around the world, as well as penal theories, prisoner culture and life, and notable prisoners and personnel." "Readers will find a wealth of information that includes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Cross-cultural studies Encyclopedias
Biography Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Études transculturelles Encyclopédies
Biographies Encyclopédies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchel P Roth
ISBN: 0313328560 9780313328565
OCLC Number: 60835344
Description: xxxv, 351 p. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Alphabetical list of entries --
Topical list of entries --
Preface --
Introduction --
Chronology --
The encyclopedia --
Appendix A: Prison museums --
Appendix B: Some famous prisoners and their prison history --
Appendix C: Writings by prisoners --
Appendix D: Writings by prison employees --
Appendix E: Prison architects and visionaries --
Appendix F: Federal correctional institutions (USA) --
Appendix G: Standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners --
Appendix H: Selections from Alcatraz Prison regulations --
Appendix I: National Prison Congress Declaration of principles --
Appendix J: The Mutual Welfare League --
Appendix K: Plan for a penitentiary inspection house, by Jeremy Bentham --
Appendix L: Prison argot/glossary/slang --
Appendix M: French prison slang from Devil's Island --
Appendix N: Soviet slang from the gulags.
Responsibility: Mitchel P. Roth.
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Examining prisons and prison systems throughout the world, this comprehensive encyclopedia provides an historical overview of institutions and systems around the world, as well as penal theories,  Read more...

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