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Authors: Antony Taylor (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) 
Book Description:
To an Antipodean, this book is at first a fascinating development of the New Zealand Prison System which includes the history of penology prior to the phenomenon coming to these shores. However, 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 us to where we are now. In this revised and enlarged edition, it draws on the reactions of many people imprisoned for reasons other than their criminality. By doing that it throws fresh light on the reactions of mankind in general to the loss of liberty. As a result, it raises psychological issues of isolation in all kinds of confinement, captivity, and deprivation that will appeal to everyone who is trying to grapple with the administrative, clinical, legal, and moral problems they create.

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

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Chapter 1. The Aetiology of Present-Day Prisons and other Places of Captivity, pp.1-64

Chapter 2. The Mounting Consensus of Informed Opinion About the Need for Change, pp.65-96

Chapter 3. Prison Overcrowding, pp.97-110

Chapter 4. Conceptualizing the Prison as a Social System, pp.111-142

Chapter 5. Assessing the General Effects of Long-Term Imprisonment, pp. 143-166

Chapter 6. Pathological Reactions to Imprisonment, pp.167-184

Chapter 7. The Management of Captives, pp.185-200

Chapter 8. The Development of Prisons in New Zealand, pp.201-246

Chapter 9. Recent Official Inquiries Into the Prison System in New Zealand, pp.247-254

Chapter 10. Overview and Conclusions, pp.255-260

Appendix 1. Précis of Conclusions and Recommendations of the U.S. 1931 National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement, pp.261-262

Appendix 2. Extract from the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 2002/2004, pp.263-300

Index, pp.301

      Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10, 315 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-035-1
   Status: AV
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