Prisons 2000: An International Perspective on the Current State and Future of Imprisonment

Prisons 2000: An International Perspective on the Current State and Future of Imprisonment


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A collection of original articles from a number of the world's leading authorities on imprisonment. The aim of the book is to review the current state of imprisonment around the world and to look at possible future developments. The underlying theme of the book is that imprisonment is undergoing a significant change in a number of different countries and that there are important lessons which can be learned from the analysis of these changes. At the same time this book is perceived as a 'state of the art' collection which provides an informed and comprehensive analysis of the major aspects of imprisonment. Consequently the book should be of interest to a wide-ranging international audience of academic researchers and policy-makers as well as students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333644805
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/03/1996
Edition description: 1996
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors - Introduction; P.Francis & R.Matthews - The State of the Prisons ; S.Tumin - Prison in Crisis: The American Experience; F.Cullen, P.Van Voorhis & J.L.Sundt - We Never Promised Them a Rose Garden; M.Platek - Penal Austerity: The Doctrine of Less Eligibility; R.Sparks - Modernity, Imprisonment and Social Solidarity; W.Morrison - The Changing Functions of Imprisonment; C.Faugeron - Foreign Detainees in Greek Prison: A New Challenge to the Guardian of Human Rights; C.Spinellis, K.Angelopoulou & N.Koulouris - Ethnic Minorities in British Prisons: Some Research Implications; M.Fitzgerald & P.Marshall - Is There a Feminist Future for Womens Prisons?; M.Shaw - Womens Imprisonment in England and Wales at the End of the Twentieth Century: Legitimacy, Realities and Utopias; P.Carlen & C.Tchaicovsky - The Russian Prison System: Past Present and Future; A.S.Mikhlin & R.King - Prison Privatisation: An International Perspective; K.Beyens & S.Snacken - Index

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