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American Penology: A History of Control (Enlarged Second Edition)

Social science


by
Thomas G. Blomberg and Karol Lucken

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 340 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

“Blomberg and Lucken offer solid insight into the history of penal practice, which will enable readers to understand penal practice in the U.S. more clearly and coherently than they previously might have…. The authors identify general trends or practices that define historical periods…. Highly recommended. “

—M. A. Fole, Choice

The purpose of American Penology is to provide a story of punishment’s past, present, and likely future. The authors focused upon selected demographic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual contingencies that are associated with historical and contemporary eras to show how these contingencies shaped America’s punishment ideals and practices. In offering a new understanding of received notions of crime control, Blomberg and Lucken not only provide insights into the future of punishment, but also show how the larger culture of control extends beyond the field of criminology to have an impact on declining levels of democracy, freedom, and privacy.

“Blomberg and Lucken offer solid insight into the history of penal practice, which will enable readers to understand penal practice in the U.S. more clearly and coherently than they previously might have…. The authors identify general trends or practices that define historical periods…. Highly recommended. “

—M. A. Fole, Choice

The purpose of American Penology is to provide a story of punishment’s past, present, and likely future.… (more)

“Blomberg and Lucken offer solid insight into the history of penal practice, which will enable readers to understand penal practice in the U.S. more clearly and coherently than they previously might have…. The authors identify general trends or practices that define historical periods…. Highly recommended. “

—M. A. Fole, Choice

The purpose of American Penology is to provide a story of punishment’s past, present, and likely future. The authors focused upon selected demographic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual contingencies that are associated with historical and contemporary eras to show how these contingencies shaped America’s punishment ideals and practices. In offering a new understanding of received notions of crime control, Blomberg and Lucken not only provide insights into the future of punishment, but also show how the larger culture of control extends beyond the field of criminology to have an impact on declining levels of democracy, freedom, and privacy.

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