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Published: 19 October 2018

330 Pages


ISBN: 9780198810087

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Prisons, Punishment, and the Family

Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Edited by Rachel Condry and Peter Scharff Smith

  • Draws together research across eight countries to explore the severe effects that prison has on the families of prisoners
  • Discusses the interplay between criminal justice systems, legitimacy and human rights
  • Seeks to understand what the experiences and lived realities of prisoners' families mean for the sociology of punishment
  • Includes a wide range of empirical studies on the families of prisoners