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Bentham's Prison.

Author: Janet Semple
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the end of the eighteenth century, Jeremy Bentham devised a scheme for a prison that he called the panopticon. It soon became an obsession. For twenty years he tried to build it; in the end he failed, but the story of his attempt offers fascinating insights into both Bentham's complex character and the ideas of the period. Basing her analysis on hitherto unexamined manuscripts, Janet Semple chronicles Bentham's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Semple, Janet.
Bentham's Prison: A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1993
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Semple
ISBN: 9780198273875 0198273878
OCLC Number: 1027145607
Description: 1 online resource (354 pages)

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At the end of the eighteenth century, Jeremy Bentham devised a scheme for a prison that he called the panopticon. It soon became an obsession. For twenty years he tried to build it; in the end he failed, but the story of his attempt offers fascinating insights into both Bentham's complex character and the ideas of the period. Basing her analysis on hitherto unexamined manuscripts, Janet Semple chronicles Bentham's dealings with the politicians as he tried to put his plans into practice. She assesses the panopticon in the context of penal philosophy and eighteenth-century punishment and discuss.

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