Prisons and Prison Systems: A Global Encyclopedia

Prisons and Prison Systems: A Global Encyclopedia

by Mitchel P. Roth Ph.D.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0313328560

ISBN-13: 9780313328565

Pub. Date: 06/01/2005

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Prisons have undoubtedly changed over the years, as have penal practices in general, though more so in some countries than others. Prisons and prison systems have long been an overlooked part of criminal justice research, and as a result, limited material is available on many institutions. This comprehensive encyclopedia provides a historical overview of institutions

Overview

Prisons have undoubtedly changed over the years, as have penal practices in general, though more so in some countries than others. Prisons and prison systems have long been an overlooked part of criminal justice research, and as a result, limited material is available on many institutions. This comprehensive encyclopedia provides a historical overview of institutions and systems around the world, as well as penal theories, prisoner culture and life, and notable prisoners and personnel.Readers will find a plethora of information including material on such famous prisons as the Tower of London and Alcatraz, as well as on such topics as boot camps and parole. Other entries include Devil's Island, supermaximum prisons, Nelson Mandela, Pennsylvania system, and Amnesty International. Numerous appendixes list famous prisoners, prison museums, prison slang, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313328565
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Alphabetical List of Entries

Topical List of Entries

Preface

Introduction

Chronology

The Encyclopedia

Appendix A: Prison Museums

Appendix B: Some Famous Prisoners and their Prison History

Appendix C: Writings by Prisoners

Appendix D: Writings by Prison Employees

Appendix E: Prison Architects and Visionaries

Appendix F: Federal Correctional Institutions (USA)

Appendix G: Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

Appendix H: Selections from Alcatraz Prison Regulations

Appendix I: National Prison Congress Declaration of Principles

Appendix J: The Mutual Welfare League

Appendix K: Plan for a Penitentiary Inspection House by Jeremy Bentham

Appendix L: Prison Argot/Glossary/Slang

Appendix M: French Prison Slang from Devil's Island

Appendix N: Soviet Slang from the Gulags

Bibliography

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