Prisons, punishment and the pursuit of security

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By Statement Deborah Drake
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Subjects SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies
Administration of Justice
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
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Prisons, punishment and the pursuit of security
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Authors Deborah Drake
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Description Nation states around the globe are struggling with increasing concerns over human and global insecurity. Within this climate crime and criminal justice policies in many countries have become key areas of political focus, with the prison poised to play an important role in security strategies. This book problematises the persistent use of prisons and punishment and their role in pursuing higher levels of human security. Drawing on extensive, qualitative research in men's long-term, maximum-security prisons in England, questions are raised about the means by which security is pursued. The book argues against the use of severe sanctions as a means through which to calm public fears, achieve greater political legitimacy, and improve public security. By considering problems of security alongside those of long-term prisons, the book grapples with thorny and perennial problems associated with violence, vengeance and calls for punishment.
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Page Count 220
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Published Date 2012-07-25
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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Title Prisons, Punishment and the Pursuit of Security
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