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- DescriptionPrison studies has experienced a period of great creativity in recent years, and this collection draws together some of the field's most exciting and invative contemporary critical writers in order to engage directly with one of the most profound questions in pelogy - why prison? In addressing this question, the authors connect contemporary pelogical thought with an enquiry that has received the attention of some of the greatest thinkers on punishment in the past. Through critical exploration of the theories, policies and practices of imprisonment, the authors analyse why prison persists and why prisoner populations are rapidly rising in many countries. Collectively, the chapters provide t only a sophisticated diagsis and critique of global hyper-incarceration but also suggest principles and strategies that could be adopted to radically reduce our reliance upon imprisonment.
- Author BiographyDavid Scott is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the School of Education and Social Science, University of Central Lancashire.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication16/04/2015
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleCambridge Studies in Law and Society
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note1 b/w illus.
- Weight540 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Edited byDavid Scott
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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