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The Oxford history of the prison : the practice of punishment in western society

Author: Norval Morris; David J Rothman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Oxford History of the Prison, a team of distinguished scholars offers a vivid account of the rise and development of this critical institution.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norval Morris; David J Rothman
ISBN: 0195061535 9780195061536
OCLC Number: 32088355
Description: xiv, 489 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Norval Morris, David J. Rothman --
Prison before the prison: the ancient and medieval worlds / Edward M. Peters --
Body and the state: early modern Europe / Pieter Spierenburg --
Well-ordered prison: England, 1780-1865 / Randall McGowen --
Perfecting the prison: United States, 1789-1865 / David J. Rothman --
Victorian prison: England, 1865-1965 / Sean McConville --
Failure of reform: United States, 1865-1965 / Edgardo Rotman --
Prison on the continent: Europe, 1865-1965 / Patricia O'Brien --
Contemporary prison: 1965-present / Norval Morris. Australian experience: the convict colony / John Hirst --
Local justice: the jail / Sean McConville --
Wayward sisters: the prison for women / Lucia Zedner --
Delinquent children: the juvenile reform school / Steven Schlossman --
Confining dissent: the political prison / Aryeh Neier --
Literature of confinement / W.B. Carnochan.
Responsibility: edited by Norval Morris and David J. Rothman.
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