A HISTORY OF ENGLISH PRISON ADMINISTRATION Volume I 1750-1877

Author: McConville (Sean)
Year: 1981
Publisher: RKP
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: NrF/Vg+
ISBN: 0710006942
Price: 22.00
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Hardback. The author's study of English prisons from 1750 to their nationalisation in 1877 shows that a proper understanding of this subject must be based on a detailed examination of the interplay between policy, administration and staffing. While developments in penal thought and policy changed administrative structures and management, the full story is neither simple nor one-sided. Drawing extensively on a wide range of national and local material, the author shows how innovations in policy and administration, while solving problems, or setting new objectives, frequently created or disclosed fresh difficulties, and brought different types of people into the administration and management of prisons, whose interests, values and expectations in turn often had significant effects upon penal ideas and their practical application. The special attention paid in this study to the recruitment, work and influence of gaolers, keepers, governors, and higher administrative officials, reflects the vital role they played in the changing position of prisons in the life of the country. With Epilogue, Bibliog. and Index. 535pp. 8vo. h/back. Nr. F. in in Vg+ dw. which has faded sp. A heavy book which will require additional postage, particularly if shipped overseas.

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