Comparing Prison Systems: Toward a Comparative and International Penology

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Robert P. Weiss, Nigel South
Taylor & Francis, 1998 - Political Science - 488 pages
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This book provides in-depth, orignal and critical analyses by leading scholars of the penal systems of 16 nations around the world, focusing on changes in social structure, culture and punishment since 1975. Contributors provide an international and comparative context in which to understand the impact of recent profound economic, social and political changes on penal theory and practice.
  

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Contents

CRIME PUNISHMENT
1
The Americas
16
CANADIAN PRISONS
61
THE IMPACT
99
THE STATE OF PRISONS AND PRISONERS
115
PENAL POLICY 19851995
143
POWER PUNISHMENT AND PRISONS
175
UPS AND DOWNS IN
233
PENAL PRACTICE AND SOCIAL THEORY
263
RELATIONS
289
EFFECTS
337
PENALITY AND IMPRISONMENT
367
CHANGE AND CONTINUITY IN SOUTH AFRICAN
401
IMPRISONMENT AT
427
Index
483
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About the author (1998)

A student in the Department in the 1970s, he then studied for a PhD in the field of criminology at Middlesex. He has taught at various universities in London and New York and between 1981 and 1990 worked as a Research Sociologist at the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence (now Drugscope), London, before returning to the Department in 1990.

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