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The Penal Context and History

Ben Crewe

in The Prisoner Society

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199577965
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702266 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577965.003.0002

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

The Penal Context and History

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This chapter outlines the trends that have shaped modern imprisonment in recent decades. It describes the developments in the Prison Service since the early 1990s and analyses how penal power has been reconfigured in practice by these developments. It also discusses the history and functions of HMP Wellingborough, the values that framed its aims, and the techniques used to achieve them.

Keywords: imprisonment; Prison Service; penal power; HMP Wellingborough; values

Chapter.  13718 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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