THE ENGLISH PRISONS Their Past and Their Future

Author: Howard (D.L.)
Year: 1960
Publisher: Methuen
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/G.
Price: 4.00
Hardback. The author has used his knowledge of academic criminology and his practical experience of criminals of all ages to produce a book which would be of value to all who were concerned with crime in this country. The author gives the first full survey of the history of prisons to appear for many years. He describes conditions in the early prisons and prison hulks, the colonial penal settlements, and the part played by outstanding individuals such as John Howard, Elizabeth Fry and Alexander Paterson, in the development of the 'modern' prison system. He then discusses, in the light of first-class experience as a trained sociologist working inside an English prison, the changes which were taking place in the treatment of criminals, and the problems which these changes were creating. Illus. + Line Drawings in Text, Appendices and Index. 174pp. 8vo. h/back. Lightly browned edges o/w Vg+ in G. only dw. which has lge. stain to back cover (see image).

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