Changing Attitudes to Punishment

Author: Julian Roberts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135988382
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Throughout the western world public opinion has played an important role in shaping criminal justice policy. At the same time opinion polls repeatedly demonstrate that the public knows little about crime and justice, and holds negative views of the criminal justice system. This book, consisting of chapters from leading authorities in the field, is concerned to address this problem, and draws upon research in a number of different countries to address the issues arising from this state of affairs. Its main aims are: to explore the changing and evolving nature of public attitudes to sentencing to examine the factors that influence public opinion and to bring together recent international research which has demonstrated ways in which public attitudes can be changed to propose specific strategies to respond to the crisis in public confidence in criminal justice.

Crime and Punishment

Author: Alison Brownlie
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
ISBN: 9780817255732
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explains how attitudes toward both crime and punishment have changed throughout the twentieth century, discussing organized crime, political crimes, policing, the judicial system, punishment and prison, and the internationalization of crime.

Crime and Punishment

Author: Ali Brownlie Bojang
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Explains how attitudes toward both crime and punishment have changed throughout the twentieth century, discussing organized crime, political crimes, policing, the judicial system, punishment and prison, and the internationalization of crime.

Student Handbook of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: John Muncie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113533434X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by some of the leading criminologists in the country, this new title is a 'one-stop shop' for those who teach, study or are interested in criminology and the criminal justice systems of the UK.

Opening Schools and Closing Prisons

Author: Andrew G. Ralston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315409712
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The book covers the period from 1812, when the Tron Riot in Edinburgh dramatically drew attention to the ‘lamentable extent of juvenile depravity’, up to 1872, when the Education Act (Scotland) inaugurated a system of universal schooling. During the 1840s and 1850s in particular there was a move away from a punitive approach to young offenders to one based on reformation and prevention. Scotland played a key role in developing reformatory institutions – notably the Glasgow House of Refuge, the largest of its type in the UK – and industrial schools which provided meals and education for children in danger of falling into crime. These schools were pioneered in Aberdeen by Sheriff William Watson and in Edinburgh by the Reverend Thomas Guthrie and exerted considerable influence throughout the United Kingdom. The experience of the Scottish schools was crucial in the development of legislation for a national, UK-wide system between 1854 and 1866.

Captured by the Media

Author: Paul Mason
Publisher: Willan
ISBN: 1134008759
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This book turns on the television, opens the newspaper, goes to the cinema and assesses how punishment is performed in media culture, investigating the regimes of penal representation and how they may contribute to a populist and punitive criminological imagination.

Crime and Punishment in America

Author: Elliott Currie
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250024218
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An acclaimed criminologist examines America's ongoing war against violent crime, arguing that ever-increasing rates of imprisonment have not reduced--and will not reduce--crime rates and offering a range of tested alternatives based on deterrence. Tour.

Discipline Punish

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307819299
Format: PDF
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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.