Punishment and Control in Historical Perspective

Hardcover | November 15, 2008

EditorHelen Johnston, Helen

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This book advances current theoretical understandings of punishment and control in society, providing a critical analysis of institutions, punishment and the law.

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This book advances current theoretical understandings of punishment and control in society, providing a critical analysis of institutions, punishment and the law.

HELEN JOHNSTON is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Hull, UK. Her research interests lie in the history of prisons and imprisonment, especially local imprisonment, prison architecture and prison staff in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is co-editor of Prison Readings: A Critical Introduction to Prison and Impris...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.82 × 5.62 × 0.9 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230549330

ISBN - 13:9780230549333

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Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Histories of Punishment and Control; H.Johnston
PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
Modernity, the New Republic and Sing Sing: The Creation of a Disciplined Workforce and Citizenry; M.Fiddler
Reconceptualising Social Control: A Case-Study in Gender, Punishment and Murder-- A.Ballinger
An Honourable Regime of Truth? Foucault, Psychiatry and English Criminal Justice-- T.Ward
PART II: PENAL POLICY, PRISON PRACTICE AND DISCOURSES ON OFFENDERS
Moral Guardians? Prison Officers, Prison Practice and Ambiguity in the Nineteenth Century--H.Johnston
The Man, the Machine and the Myths: Reconsidering Winston Churchills Prison Reforms-- J.Bennett
The Paradox of the Respectable Offender: Responding to the Problem of White-collar Crime in Victorian and Edwardian England--J.P.Locker
Controlling the hopeless: Re-visioning the History of Female Inebriate Institutions c.1870-1920-- B.Morrison
Punishment, Reformation, or Welfare: Responses to The Problem of Juvenile Crime in Victorian and Edwardian Britain-- H.Shore
PART III: CONFINEMENT, DISCIPLINE AND RESISTANCE
Prisoner Memoirs and their Role in Prison History--S.Anderson &J.Pratt
Challenging Discipline and Control: A Comparative Analysis of Prison Riots at Chatham (1861) and Dartmoor (1932)--A.Brown
Resistance, Identity and Historical Change in Residential Institutions for Juvenile Delinquents, 1950-70-- A.Wills
Concluding Remarks: The Punitive Turn: The Shape of Punishment and Control in Contemporary Society; H.Johnston
Bibliography
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