Semi-Penal Institutions

Alana Barton

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This section examines the history, nature and development of 'semi-penal' institutions for women. 'Semi-penal' institutions - such as refuges, reformatories and homes - occupied a unique position within the social control continuum, somewhere between the formal regulation of the prison and the informal control of the domestic or communal sphere.
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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