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The sociology of punishment : socio-structural perspectives

Author: Dario Melossi
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, UK : Ashgate/Dartmouth ; Brookfield, VT, USA : Ashgate, 1998.
Series: International library of criminology, criminal justice & penology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking at the issue of punishment from a sociological perspective, this volume includes essays on its culture and history.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dario Melossi
ISBN: 1855217996 9781855217997
OCLC Number: 37443241
Description: xxx, 524 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. The Classics --
1. Two Laws of Penal Evolution / Emile Durkheim --
2. The Psychology of Punitive Justice / George Herbert Mead --
3. Labor Market and Penal Sanction: Thoughts on the Sociology of Criminal Justice / Georg Rusche --
4. The Decreasing Prison Population of England --
1934 / Edwin H. Sutherland --
5. Hypotheses in the Sociology of Punishment / Donald R. Cressey --
6. Changes in Penal Values / Nils Christie --
Pt. II. Measuring and Comparing Punishment --
7. Power Concentration, Legitimation Crisis and Penal Severity: A Comparative Perspective / Martin Killias --
8. A Comparison of Prison Use in England, Canada, West Germany, and the United States: A Limited Test of the Punitive Hypothesis / James P. Lynch --
9. Cross-National Comparisons of Imprisonment / Warren Young and Mark Brown --
10. Knowledge, Domination, and Criminal Punishment / Joachim J. Savelsberg --
11. Cross-National Imprisonment Rates: Limitations of Method and Possible Conclusions / Ken Pease --
Pt. III. Punishment: Self-Regulation or the Economy? --
12. The Dynamics of a Homeostatic Punishment Process / Alfred Blumstein, Jacqueline Cohen and Daniel Nagin --
13. The Dynamics of Oscillatory Punishment Processes / David F. Greenberg --
14. Labor Market and Imprisonment / Ivan Jankovic --
15. A Test of the Stability of Punishment Hypothesis: The Case of California, 1851-1970 / Richard A. Berk, David Rauma and Sheldon L. Messinger --
16. Economic Crisis and the Rising Prisoner Population in England and Wales / Steven Box and Chris Hale --
17. Labor Surplus and Punishment: A Review and Assessment of Theory and Evidence / Theodore G. Chiricos and Miriam A. DeLone --
Pt. IV. Culture, History and Changing Vocabularies of Punishment --
18. Gender, Prisons, and Prison History / Nicole Hahn Rafter --
19. Humanitarianism, Labour Exploitation, or Social Control? A Critical Survey of Theory and Research on the Origin and Development of Prisons / Robert P. Weiss --
20. Frameworks of Inquiry in the Sociology of Punishment / David Garland --
21. The New Penology: Notes on the Emerging Strategy of Corrections and its Implications / Malcolm M. Feeley and Jonathan Simon --
22. Gazette of Morality and Social Whip: Punishment, Hegemony and the Case of the USA, 1970-92 / Dario Melossi --
23. The New Penology and Politics in Crisis: The Italian Case / Massimo Pavarini.
Series Title: International library of criminology, criminal justice & penology.
Responsibility: edited by Dario Melossi.

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