American Penology: A History of Control - New lines in criminology (Paperback)
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American Penology: A History of Control - New lines in criminology (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 30/12/2000
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In offering a new understanding of received notions of crime control through an examination of the historical contexts and associated ideologies that gave rise to specifi c punishment policies, practices, and reforms, the authors provide insights into the likely future of crime control, and show how the larger culture of control extends beyond the ambit of criminology and impacts upon the declining levels of democracy, freedom, and privacy.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780202306384
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This textbook provides a useful overview of the history of America's constantly shifting responses to crime. Written by and for criminologists, the work eschews the standard encyclopedic approach and is structured chronologically, incorporating the vast array of theoretical literature that has recently dominated scholarly discussions in sociology, history, and penology. The authors are admittedly not slavish to a detailed recording of crime and punishment in US history, and the book "focuses upon selected demographic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual contingencies that are associated with particular historical and contemporary eras to suggest how these contingencies shaped America's punishment ideas and practices..". Recommended for libraries specializing in criminology, this is a suitable text for a range of sociology and criminology college-level courses."

--K. Edgerton, Choice


"This textbook provides a useful overview of the history of America's constantly shifting responses to crime. Written by and for criminologists, the work eschews the standard encyclopedic approach and is structured chronologically, incorporating the vast array of theoretical literature that has recently dominated scholarly discussions in sociology, history, and penology. The authors are admittedly not slavish to a detailed recording of crime and punishment in US history, and the book "focuses upon selected demographic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual contingencies that are associated with particular historical and contemporary eras to suggest how these contingencies shaped America's punishment ideas and practices..". Recommended for libraries specializing in criminology, this is a suitable text for a range of sociology and criminology college-level courses."

--K. Edgerton, Choice


-This textbook provides a useful overview of the history of America's constantly shifting responses to crime. Written by and for criminologists, the work eschews the standard encyclopedic approach and is structured chronologically, incorporating the vast array of theoretical literature that has recently dominated scholarly discussions in sociology, history, and penology. The authors are admittedly not slavish to a detailed recording of crime and punishment in US history, and the book -focuses upon selected demographic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual contingencies that are associated with particular historical and contemporary eras to suggest how these contingencies shaped America's punishment ideas and practices-... Recommended for libraries specializing in criminology, this is a suitable text for a range of sociology and criminology college-level courses.-

--K. Edgerton, Choice

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