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Forms of Constraint A History of Prison Architecture

ISBN-10: 0252074017

ISBN-13: 9780252074011

Edition: 2006

Authors: Norman Johnston

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From musty medieval dungeons to modern concrete cell-blocks, prison architecture reveals much about how a society sees fit to control and contain those who transgress its boundaries. Forms of Constraint is the first general volume to consider how prison design has evolved over the centuries, how it has taken shape in various corners of the globe, and how it reflects the society that oversees it. Embedding his discussion of architectural detail in a history of social ideas about prisoners and imprisonment, criminologist Norman Johnston considers the architectural design and features of prisons in light of the purposes they were meant to serve.
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 12/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English