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Published: 09 June 2016

324 Pages


ISBN: 9780198743217

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Reinventing Punishment

A Comparative History of Criminology and Penology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Michele Pifferi

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • Offers an ambitious comparative approach to the history of criminology and penology, contributing to the current debate on the common traits of European and US penology
  • Interprets the relations between constitutional frameworks and the principle of individualisation of punishment
  • Analyses the legal, political, and theoretical arguments that have been used both against and in favour of preventive detention