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Punishment and Prisons
Author: Joe Sim

ISBN: 9780761960041
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 26 May 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.6 x 1.4
Description:
'"Punishment and Prisons" is a scholarly, powerful and inspirational critique. With passion and humanity, Joe Sim strips neo-liberal penal policies of their reformist pretensions and demonstrates that prisons will continue to be brutal enforcers of gross economic inequalities until such time as the abolitionist alternative is realised' - Pat Carlen. 'Joe Sim has long occupied a key position in British and European criminology. This book is a genuinely important addition to the literature; it is controversial and will stimulate debate. Punishment and Prisons shows that critical criminology is alive, that it has a voice and that it needs to be read - Peter Young, Professor of Criminology, University of Hull. 'A satisfyingly uncompromising critique that has no fear of coming to clear conclusions and provides little succour to those satisfied with short term change in the current system. Sim provides the kind of concise, articulate and powerful critique of apparent criminological realities, which is necessary to motivate genuine reform and can help to ensure that practitioners and others do not forget the big picture' - "Probation Journal". 'Joe Sim offers a rich a...

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