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Prisons in context

Author: Roy D King; Mike Maguire
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, 2001.
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This study compares and contrasts prison systems in different countries, offering a broad view of recent developments in imprisonment theory and practice. Topics include Russian prisons after  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy D King; Mike Maguire
ISBN: 9780198258650 0198258658
OCLC Number: 912907353
Description: 159 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction (Roy D. King and Mike Maguire) 1. Can Prisons be Legitimate: Penal Politics, Privatisation, and the Timeliness of an Old Idea (Richard Sparks) 2. Public Imprisonment by Private Means: The Re-emergence of Private Prisons and Jails in the United Kingdom, and Australia (Douglas C. McDonald) 3. The New Penology and Politics in Crisis: The Italian Case (Massimo Pavarini) 4. Russian Prisons after Perestroika: End of the Gulag? (Roy D. King) 5. The Growth of Imprisonment in California (Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins) 6. Racial Disproportion in US Prisons (Michael Tonry) 7. Cross-national Imprisonment Rates: Limitations of Method and Possible Conclusions (Ken Pease) 8. Study Women's Imprisonment? Or Anyone Else's? An Indefinite Article (Pat Carlen) 9. Inspecting Prisons: The View from Strasbourg (Rod Morgan and Malcolm Evans).
Responsibility: edited by Roy D. King, Mike Maguire.


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'As a collection of reflective essays on prison matters it is as good as any other collection I have come across...One of this volume's many strengths, however, is its international focus, and the Read more...

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