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Book Review: prisons, punishment and the pursuit of security

Wheeldon, Johannes (2012) Book Review: prisons, punishment and the pursuit of security. LSE Review of Books (26 Oct 2012). Website.

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Nation states around the globe are struggling with increasing concerns over human and global insecurity. Within this climate crime and criminal justice policies in many countries have become key areas of political focus, with the prison poised to play an important role in security strategies. This book problematises the persistent use of prisons and punishment and their role in pursuing higher levels of human security. Drawing on extensive, qualitative research in men’s long-term, maximum-security prisons in England, questions are raised about the means by which security is pursued. Johannes Wheeldon finds an important contribution to critical criminology and prison ethnography.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 11:28
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 18:38

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