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Prisons during transition: Promoting a common penal identity through international norms

Piacentini, Laura (2006) Prisons during transition: Promoting a common penal identity through international norms. In: Perspectives on punishment: the contours of control. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 101-118. ISBN 0199278776

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Abstract

The book offers an incisive collection of contemporary research into the problems of crime control and punishment. It has three inter-related aims: to take stock of current thinking on punishment, regulation, and control in the early years of a new century and in the wake of a number of critical junctures, including 9/11, which have transformed the social, political, and cultural environment; to present a selection of the diverse epistemological and methodological frameworks which inform current research; and finally to set out some fruitful directions for the future study of punishment. The contributions to this collection cover some of the most exciting and challenging areas of current research including terrorism and the politics of fear, penality in societies in transition, penal policy and the construction of political identity, the impact of digital culture on modes of compliance, the emergent hegemony of information and surveillance systems, and the evolving politics of victimhood. Taken together, this work draws connections between local problems of crime control, transnational forms of governance, and the ways in which certain political and jurisprudential discourses have come to dominate policy and practice in western penal systems

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 4259
Keywords: prisons, transition, penal identity, international, punishment, penal law, Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform , Penology. Prisons. Correction, Law of Nations
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Penology. Prisons. Correction
Law > Law of Nations
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Law > Law
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    Depositing user: Miss Darcy Spiller
    Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2007
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:40
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/4259

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