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  • ISBN: 9780312004668
  • ISBN10: 0312004664

The Reform of Prisoners, 1830-1900

by Forsythe, W. J.

  • List Price: $39.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publish date: 12/01/2008
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This study focuses on Victorian approaches to the moral reformation of prisoners, and aims to emphasise the ways in which the human value and social inclusion of prisoners were pursued, in contrast to the writings of Foucault and Ingatieff who have concentrated on the coercive and excluding aspects of prisons. The author begins by discussing the evangelical view of social problems and human value in early-industrial Britain as well as the 'associationist' psychological analysis of human attitude developed by theorists from John Locke to Jeremy Bentham.
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