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The state of our prisons

Author: Roy D King; Kathleen McDermott
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Series: Clarendon studies in criminology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The State of Our Prisons reviews the changes in prisons policy and practice in England and Wales from the period following the May Committee to the present day, and presents the most authoritative and independent commentary on the work of the prison system to date. Using previously unpublished original research spanning the years 1984 through to 1991 - all supported by the Economic and Social Research Council - Roy  Read more...
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King, Roy D.
State of our prisons.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)654656158
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy D King; Kathleen McDermott
ISBN: 0198254490 9780198254492
OCLC Number: 33437101
Description: xvi, 356 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The prison system in a state of change: making sense of our research --
Keping prisoners in custody: security --
Maintaining order, control, discipline, and saftey --
Providing decent conditions for prisoners and meeting their needs --
Providing positive regimes --
Helping prisoners to return to the community --
Economy, efficiency, and effectiveness, making sense of the prison system.
Series Title: Clarendon studies in criminology.
Responsibility: Roy D. King and Kathleen McDermott.
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