Pioneers in Penology: The Reformers, the Institutions, and the Societies, 1557-1900

Pioneers in Penology: The Reformers, the Institutions, and the Societies, 1557-1900

By: David M. Horton (editor)Hardback

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This two-volume work details the history of seminal penological thought and practice in the period between 1557 and 1900. Based principally on primary source literature, this anthology brings into sharp focus: the lives of the great European and American pioneering reformers in penology; the most important pioneering experiments in prison and reformatory discipline; and, the histories and contributions of the major societies responsible for imparting impetus to prison reform in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

About Author

Dr. David M. Horton is Professor and Director of the baccalaureate programs in criminal justice, criminology, and forensic science at St. Edward's University.


Foreword, Acknowledgements, Introduction; 1 The London Bridewell (1557) and Elizabethan Houses of Correction; 2 The Ergasteria of Amsterdam, Holland, known as the Rasphouse (1596) and Spinhouse (1597); 3 Filippo Franci (1625-1693) and the Hospice of San Filippo Neri, Florence, Italy (1653); 4 William Penn (1644-1718) and "The Great Law" (1682); 5 Pope Clement XI (1649-1721) and the Hospice of San Michele, Rome (1703); 6 Jean Jacques Philippe Vilain XIV (1712-1777) and the Maison de Force, Great Britain (1775); 7 John Howard (1726-1790); 8 Sir Thomas Beevor (1726-1814) and the Penitentiary House at Wymondham, Norfolk, England (1785); 9 The Panopticon, or Inspection House (1787); 10 The Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons (1787); 11 The Walnut Street Gaol, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1789); 12 William Bradford (1755-1795); 13 Thomas Eddy (1758-1827); 14 Newgate, the New York State Penitentiary, New York City (1797); 15 James Neild (1744-1814); 16 Sir Samuel Romilly (1757-1818); 17 Elizabeth Gurney Fry (1780-1845), the "Female Howard"; 18 Sarah Martin (1791-1843); 19 Sir James Mackintosh (1765-1832); 20 Edward Livingston (1764-1836); 21 The New York State Prison at Auburn, and the Silent and Congregate System of Prison Discipline (1824); 22 The American Houses of Refuge for Juvenile Offenders; 23 John Haviland (1792-1852); 24 Eastern State Peniteniary at Cherry Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1829), and the Silent and Separate System of Prison Discipline; 25 Amos Pilsbury (1805-1873) the World's "Model Prison-Keeper"; 26 Johann Heinrich Wichern (1808-1881) and the Rauhen-Haus, Horn, Germany (1883); 27 Manuel Montesinos (1790-1862) and the Correctional Prison of Saint Agustin, Valencia, Spain (1834); 28 Alexander Machonchie (1787-1860) and the Norfolk Island Experiment (1840-1844); 29 John Augustus (1785-1859) and the Origin of Probation (1841); 30 The International Penitentiary Congresses (1846, 1847, 1857); 31 Georg Michael von Obermaier (1789-1885); 32 Mary Carpenter (1807-1877); 33 The Ticket-of-Leave (1853) and the Origins of Parole Conditional Pardons and Transportation to British Colonial North America; 34 Sir Walter Frederick Crofton (1815-1897) and the Irish Convert System (1853); 35 Enoch Cobb Wines (1806-1879) and the National Prison Association (1870); 36 Zebulon Reed Brockway (1827-1920) and the New York State Reformatory at Elmira (1876); 37 The Indeterminate Sentence (1877); 38 A Chronological Conspectus of Penological Thought and Practice (1557-1900).

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  • ISBN13: 9780773453920
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 948
  • ID: 9780773453920
  • ISBN10: 077345392X

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