Prisons, Punishment and the Pursuit of Security

  • Deborah H. Drake

Part of the Critical Criminological Perspectives book series (CCRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  3. Deborah H. Drake
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 178-220

About this book


Drawing on research in men's long-term, maximum-security prisons, this book examines three interconnected problems: the tendency of the prison to obscure other social problems and conceal its own failings, the pursuit of greater levels of human security through repressive and violent means and the persistence of the belief in the problem of 'evil'.


Prison penology punishment security crime justice research Violent Crime

Authors and affiliations

  • Deborah H. Drake
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  1. 1.Department of Social Policy and CriminologyThe Open UniversityUK

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