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Punishment and prisons : power and the carceral state

Author: Joe Sim
Publisher: Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2009.
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Joe Sim traces the development of penal strategy over the past three decades through a critical analysis that makes explicit the theoretical relations between penal policy and state power.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sim, Joe.
Punishment and prisons.
Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2009
(OCoLC)149087531
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Sim
ISBN: 9780857029539 0857029533 9781446269237 144626923X
OCLC Number: 731677669
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 183 pages)
Contents: Continuity and contestation in penal politics --
Law, order and the penal system 1974-83 --
Hard reign: Thatcherism and the consolidation of penal authoritarianism 1983-90 --
From big house to Bleak House: prisons in the "Iron Times" 1990-97 --
"Piety and iron": New Labour and social authoritarianism --
"Those with no capital get the punishment": New Labour and the working prison --
For abolitionist praxis: transcending the prison mentality --
Abolitionists in an anti-Utopian Age.
Responsibility: Joe Sim.

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