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Punishment and Control in Historical Perspective

Editors: Johnston, H. (Ed.)

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About this book

Bringing together new research, this book advances current theoretical understandings of punishment and control in society. It provides a critical analysis of institutions, punishment and the law, and explores the delivery of punishment and experience of incarceration in Western societies from the early-nineteenth century.

About the authors

SARAH ANDERSON is a policy advisor at the Department of Corrections, New Zealand ANETTE BALLINGER is Lecturer in Criminology at Keele University, UK ALYSON BROWN is Reader in History at Edge Hill University, UK JAMIE BENNETT is a prison manager. He is currently undertaking a PhD with Edinburgh University, UK MICHAEL FIDDLER is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Greenwich, UK HELEN JOHNSTON is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Hull, UK JOHN P LOCKER is a senior researcher with New Zealand Police BRONWYN MORRISON is Senior Research Advisor for the Research, Evaluation and Modelling Unit at the Ministry of Justice, New Zealand JOHN PRATT is Professor of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand HEATHER SHORE is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural History at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK TONY WARD is Reader in Law at the University of Hull, UK ABIGAIL WILLS is a postdoctoral Career Development Fellow in History at Brasenose College, Oxford, UK

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"This book is an ideal resource for students and scholars of late Victorian/early Edwardian penality . it also sets out an ambitious plan to provide a theoretical framework through which to assess these experiences, one which attempts to make new contributions to debates about the cultural importance of prison and the continuing relevance of a concept of social control." - Dr Sarah Armstrong, Senior Research Fellow, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Glasgow University, UK

"This fascinating collection contains essays by experienced and emerging scholars which explore some neglected topics of crime history. Yet it is those ignored topics which are today producing our most valuable insights into the history of offending and crime control." - Professor Barry Godfrey, Director, Research Institute of Law, Politics and Justice, Keele University, UK.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Histories of Punishment and Control

    Johnston, Helen

    Pages 1-11

  • Modernity, The New Republic and Sing Sing: The Creation of a Disciplined Workforce and Citizenry

    Fiddler, Michael

    Pages 15-33

  • Reconceptualising Social Control: A Case-Study in Gender, Punishment and Murder

    Ballinger, Anette

    Pages 34-55

  • An Honourable Regime of Truth? Foucault, Psychiatry and English Criminal Justice

    Ward, Tony

    Pages 56-74

  • Moral Guardians? Prison Officers, Prison Practice and Ambiguity in the Nineteenth Century

    Johnston, Helen

    Pages 77-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Punishment and Control in Historical Perspective
Editors
  • H. Johnston
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-58344-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230583443
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-54933-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36180-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 269
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