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The prison reform movement : forlorn hope

Author: Larry E Sullivan
Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1990.
Series: Social movements past and present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of prison reform in the United States, as the reformers attempt to set up a system that would deter further crime and rehabilitate convicts come into conflict with the need to punish and the inherent character of imprisonment.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sullivan, Larry E.
Prison reform movement.
Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1990
(OCoLC)654706637
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry E Sullivan
ISBN: 0805797394 9780805797398 0805797408 9780805797404
OCLC Number: 20416877
Description: xi, 164 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prison reform from its origins to 1890 --
The age of progressive reform, 1890-1950 --
Riot and rebellion in the 1950s --
The decline of treatment, 1950-1960 --
Corrections in transition, 1960-1970 --
Violence and revolt : the 1970s --
Reaction and repression : the 1980s.
Series Title: Social movements past and present.
Other Titles: Forlorn hope
Responsibility: Larry E. Sullivan.

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Traces the history of prison reform in the United States, as the reformers attempt to set up a system that would deter further crime and rehabilitate convicts come into conflict with the need to punish and the inherent character of imprisonment.

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