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A Want of Good Order and Discipline: Rules, Discretion and the Victorian Prison (Hardback)
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A Want of Good Order and Discipline: Rules, Discretion and the Victorian Prison (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 24/07/2007
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Major changes took place in the nineteenth century regarding the practice of punishment of criminals, as older measures of a capital and corporal nature gave way to the dominance of prison as a penal measure. Increasingly crime came to be presented as a national rather than a local problem, meriting a national solution. By investigating in detail the operation of Carmarthen Gaol in the period c.1840-1877, this book explores the reasons for and resistances to these general trends, and for the first time provides an account of the relationship between a local gaol, its staff and its prisoners, and the community in which it was situated. The result challenges traditional accounts of penal change and argues for the importance of an appreciation of Welsh experience in providing alternative accounts. As well as concentrating on the issues arising from Carmarthen Gaol, the book also provides a theoretical discussion on the broader issues of state and penal development.

Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 9780708319451
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 28 mm

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