Understanding the growth in the prison population in England and Wales

Millie, Andrew, Jacobson, Jessica and Hough, Mike (2005) Understanding the growth in the prison population in England and Wales. In: Emsley, Clive (ed). The Persistent Prison: Problems, Images and Alternatives. Francis Boutle, London. ISBN 978 1 903427 24 8

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Abstract

In the United Kingdom, as elsewhere, prison is commonly seen as the best means of dealing with offenders. There is little debate about alternatives to prison and little awareness of what kinds of individuals are actually incarcerated and for what offences; nor are their experiences of prison generally understood. The essays in this book range widely over these issues. The main focus is the British situation, but there is also discussion of alternatives – chain gangs, electronic tagging – experimented with elsewhere.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Law and Criminology
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 12:32
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/4337

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