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    DescriptionPrisons occupy a central position in the criminal justice system of all the developed nations. State controlled, and now increasingly privately run though state regulated, prisons are actually and symbolically the organs of state power which are used to punish deviant members of society. Much is known about prisons, their administration, their effectiveness and their problems. Particularly since the crisis in British prisons began to become apparent during the late 1980s prisons haave become the focus of much attention from researchers, policy makers and government. More is known now than at any time in the past about how prisons work and how prisoners view their experiences of incarceration. However little attention has been given to comparing and contrasting prison systems in different countries. This collection does just that, bringing together leading prison scholars from Italy, Australia, the US, and the UK to produce a set of essays which offer a broad view of recent developments in imprisonment theory and practice. The subject of privately run prisons feature in two of the essays while the crisis in prisons feature in two of the essays while the crisis in prisons in several countries is viewed critically in two others. Other important topics examined are Russian prisons after Perestroika, human rights and prisons in Europe, as well as women in prisons and racial disproportion in US prisons. This is a high-quality collection of up-to-date essays which will be required reading for anyone interested in prisons and the process of criminal justice. Contributors: Richard Sparks, Douglas C. McDonald, Massimo Pavarini, Roy D. King, Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins, Michael Tonry, Ken Pease, Pat Carlen, Rod Morgan, Malcolm Evans, Mike Maguire

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    Prisons in Context
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Roy D. King, Edited by Mike Maguire
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 164
    Width: 187 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 335 g
    ISBN 13: 9780198258650
    ISBN 10: 0198258658

    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BIC subject category V2: JKVP1
    DC20: 365
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27760
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000, SOC030000
    DC22: 365
    LC classification: HV9443.P78
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    Thema V1.0: JKVP
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    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2001
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    Review quote
    A helpful range of introductory essays for Undergraduate students of Crime, criminology and institutional resonses. Barry Goldson, University of Liverpool 'There are a number of chapters in this book which AMBoV members should find both interesting and topical.' AMBoV Quarterly 'As a collection of reflective essays on prison matters it is as good as any other collection I have come across...One of this volume's many strengths, however, is its international focus, and the way in which what seem on the surface to be 'domestic' and immediate political issues in the UK can be relocated in a much broader context.'
    Table of contents
    Introduction (Roy D. King and Mike Maguire) 1. Can Prisons be Legitimate: Penal Politics, Privatisation, and the Timeliness of an Old Idea (Richard Sparks) 2. Public Imprisonment by Private Means: The Re-emergence of Private Prisons and Jails in the United Kingdom, and Australia (Douglas C. McDonald) 3. The New Penology and Politics in Crisis: The Italian Case (Massimo Pavarini) 4. Russian Prisons after Perestroika: End of the Gulag? (Roy D. King) 5. The Growth of Imprisonment in California (Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins) 6. Racial Disproportion in US Prisons (Michael Tonry) 7. Cross-national Imprisonment Rates: Limitations of Method and Possible Conclusions (Ken Pease) 8. Study Women's Imprisonment? Or Anyone Else's? An Indefinite Article (Pat Carlen) 9. Inspecting Prisons: The View from Strasbourg (Rod Morgan and Malcolm Evans).