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Inter-war Penal Policy and Crime in England

The Dartmoor Convict Prison Riot, 1932

Authors: Brown, A.

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An exploration of the 1932 prison riot in Dartmoor Convict Prison. One of the most notorious and destructive in English prison history, it received unprecedented public and media attention. This book examines the causes, events and consequences to shed new light on prison cultures and violence as well as penal policy and public attitudes.

About the authors

Alyson Brown is a Reader in History at Edge Hill University, UK. She has conducted extensive research into the history of crime and penal history. Her book, English Society and the Prison (2003) was well received and widely reviewed. She has also published numerous articles and chapters on this subject area.

Reviews

“This book uses the central event of the riot as a cypher to explore key areas in the history of crime and penality in inter-war England. … The book has much to recommend it, in terms of both the detailed study of the event, the broader study of the culture of the prison, and the responses to, and representation of, the prison and its inmates in social and political discourse.” (Heather Shore, History - Journal of the Historical Association, January, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brown, Alyson

    Pages 1-9

  • The Dartmoor Convict Prison Riot, 1932: Wild Happenings on the Moor

    Brown, Alyson

    Pages 10-43

  • A Man Seeking Closure: Alexander Paterson, Du Parcq and Inter-war Penal Policy

    Brown, Alyson

    Pages 44-70

  • Dartmoor Gaol Battle: The Dartmoor Riot as a National Media Event

    Brown, Alyson

    Pages 71-95

  • The Elephant and Castle Gang and Criminal Careers of Dartmoor Prison Inmates

    Brown, Alyson

    Pages 96-128

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-30617-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-28218-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-32807-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inter-war Penal Policy and Crime in England
Book Subtitle
The Dartmoor Convict Prison Riot, 1932
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30617-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137306173
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28218-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32807-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 191
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