Understanding the growth in the prison population in England and Wales

Andrew Millie, Jessica Jacobson, Mike Hough

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Persistent Prison: Problems, Images and Alternatives
EditorsClive Emsley
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherFrancis Boutle
Number of pages248
ISBN (Print)9781903427248
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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