In the United Kingdom, as elsewhere, prison is commonly seen as the best means of dealing with offenders. There is little debate about alternatives to prison and little awareness of what kinds of individuals are actually incarcerated and for what offences; nor are their experiences of prison generally understood. The essays in this book range widely over these issues. The main focus is the British situation, but there is also discussion of alternatives – chain gangs, electronic tagging – experimented with elsewhere.
|Title of host publication||The Persistent Prison: Problems, Images and Alternatives|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||248|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|