Prisons, Punishment and the Pursuit of Security (Critical Criminological Perspectives)

Prisons, Punishment and the Pursuit of Security (Critical Criminological Perspectives)

By: Deborah Drake (author)Paperback

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Drawing on research in men's long-term, maximum-security prisons, this book examines three interconnected problems: the tendency of the prison to obscure other social problems and conceal its own failings, the pursuit of greater levels of human security through repressive and violent means and the persistence of the belief in the problem of 'evil'.

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About Author

Deborah Drake is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the Open University, UK.

Contents

Demythologising the Prison and its Uses The Growing Hegemony of Imprisonment Establishing Long-Term, Maximum-Security Imprisonment in England A State of Security in Maxmimum-Security Prisons Long-Term, Maximum-Security Punishment Constituting Security in the Penal and Social Realms Duplicity, Violent Crime of Criminal 'Justice' and the Problem with Punishment Making the Unthinkable Thinkable

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781137455109
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 230
  • ID: 9781137455109
  • weight: 305
  • ISBN10: 1137455101

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