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Tyranny and The Lash

Prisoners and Punishment in British History

Stephen Wade

Medieval people gave little thought to prisoners or to the conditions in which they were kept, but by Victorian times troubling questions were being asked about the purpose and effectiveness of incarceration. Wade traces the evolving nature, use and management of British prisons over the centuries, asks whether changes in practices such as hard labour and solitary confinement have made the prison system more humane and investigates how social changes led to new definitions of criminality.
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  • Publisher: Robert Hale
  • Year: 2011
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9780709092445
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.5kg
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