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Prison on trial : a critical assessment

Author: Thomas Mathiesen
Publisher: London ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of the arguments for and against imprisonment as a form of punishment. The author finds the arguments supporting the effectiveness of prison to be seriously wanting. His study covers  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Mathiesen
ISBN: 0803982240 9780803982246 0803982259 9780803982253
OCLC Number: 22382260
Language Note: Translation of: Kan fengsel forsvares?
Description: 184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Prison - does it have a defence?: a system in growth; a new stage in the use of prison?; the purpose of punishment. Part 2 Rehabilitation: the origin of the word; the origin of the ideology; work; school; moral influence; discipline; rehabilitation is neutralized; does prison have a defence in rehabilitation? Part 3 General prevention: general prevention as a paradigm; general prevention as communication; punishment and signification; general prevention and morality; does prison have a defence in general prevention? Part 4 Other theories of social defence: other theories of individual prevention; incapacitation; deterrence; does prison have a defence in incapacitation and individual deterrence? Part 5 Justice: the circle of theories; the modern theory of justice; does justice stand alone?; the limits of justice; does prison have a defence in justice? Part 6 The future of imprisonment: the ideology of prison; what is to be done?; legislation; policy preparation; closing - the near and the distant future.
Responsibility: Thomas Mathiesen.

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