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The Oxford History of the Prison: The Practice of Punishment in Western Society Paperback – 18 Dec 1997


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  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; New Ed edition (18 Dec. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195118146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195118148
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 3.3 x 15.5 cm
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timely collection of essays on the long, grim history of the prison ... The value of the collection is that it constantly makes one think why ... was 'the impulse to do good' channelled into 'creating something as strange as a prison'? (Paul Barker, The Observer)

a most challenging and disturbing book ... the book meticulously evidences the failure of mass imprisonment to deliver a minimum quality of civilised human existence ... It shows the historical continuity of injustice and absurdity in any mass system. (Bill Forsythe, New Statesman & Society)

About the Author

Norval Morris is Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Criminology at the University of Chicago. David J. Rothman is Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine the College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as Professor of History at Columbia University.



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