Prison Tourism

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Prison tourism is part of the concept of 'dark tourism', which refers to public travel to locations associated with suffering, disaster and/or death. In recent years decommissioned and operational prisons have become increasingly popular as tourist destinations, serving to enmesh the concept of punishment with a leisure experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice
EditorsJo Turner, Paul Taylor, Sharon Morley, Karen Corteen
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages320
ISBN (Print)9781447325871
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2017

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    Barton, A., & Brown, A. (2017). Prison Tourism. In J. Turner, P. Taylor, S. Morley, & K. Corteen (Eds.), A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice (pp. 193-194). Policy Press.