Victorian and Edwardian Prisons

Victorian and Edwardian Prisons

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Although they have existed in Britain for over a thousand years, it was not until the nineteenth century that prisons became the cornerstone of the penal system. This was a period when great interest was shown in penal theory, and rival systems fought for supremacy. More than fifteen million receptions into prison were made between 1837 and 1901, the vast majority into small, local prisons. This book looks at the development of prison.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 140 x 204 x 8mm | 90.72g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0747806411
  • 9780747806417
  • 683,709

About Trevor May

Trevor May is a professional historian. He has written over a dozen books on social and economic history topics, including seven Shire Albums
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Table of contents

The sweep of prison history Eighteenth-century prison reform Victorian penal theory The separate and silent systems local prisons and the development of a national system Convict prisons and pena servitude Life in prison Prison officers women and children in prison
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