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The Prison System and its Effects - Wherefrom, Whereto, and Why? $250.00
Authors: Antony Taylor (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) 
Book Description:
This new book traces the fascinating development of the New Zealand Prison System which includes the history of penology prior to the phenomenon coming there. But this book is not only a history: it is also an exploration of more complex managerial and social issues concerning crime and its treatment, including the interweaving of different penal policies that have brought the situation to where it is today. As such, it raises psychological issues of isolation in all shades of confinement, captivity, and deprivation that will appeal to everyone who is trying to grapple with the administrative, clinical, and legal problems they create. The work also traces the origins of imprisonment as a strategy used by rulers and ruling classes to retain their power, and more recently by duly elected governments to maintain social control and good order in their communities.

Book Review

This book has been reviewed by Ronald D Francis, Professor Emeritus, College of Law & Justice, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. To read the review, click here.

Table of Contents:
(Judge D.J.Carruthers, New Zealand Parole Board)

About the Author

Chapter 1. The Aetiology of Present-Day Prisons and other Places of Captivity: From Banishment and Slavery to Brutality and Transportation: Britsh and American Creations: Russian, Nazi, Japanese and Chinese Places of Control

Chapter 2. The Mounting Consensus of Informed Opinion About the Need for Change

Chapter 3. Prison Overcrowding

Chapter 4. Conceptualizing the Prison as a Social System

Chapter 5. Assessing the General Effects of Long-Term Imprisonment

Chapter 6. Pathological Reactions to Imprisonment

Chapter 7. The Management of Captives

Chapter 8. The Development of Prisons in New Zealand

Chapter 9. Recent Official Inquiries Into the Prison System in New Zealand

Chapter 10. Overview and Conclusions

Appendix 1. Précis of Conclusions and Recommendations of the U.S. 1931 National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement

Appendix 2. Extract from the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 2002/2004


      Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-324-6
   Status: AV
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