Doing Time: An Introduction to the Sociology of Imprisonment

Matthews, Roger A. (2009) Doing Time: An Introduction to the Sociology of Imprisonment. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 312 pp. ISBN 978-0-230-23552-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Doing Time is an essential text for students in criminology and criminal justice - a one-stop overview of key debates in punishment and imprisonment. This edition, thoroughly revised and updated throughout, is a highly accessible guide, providing the tools to critically engage with today's central issues in penology and penal policy. Examining imprisonment both historically and sociologically, and in international perspective, Doing Time outlines theoretical debates, and goes beyond standard introductory texts to help students develop their own critical and informed opinions. This new edition includes: * three new chapters * an up-to-date bibliography * fully revised statistical information * a guide to key internet resources Issues explored include: * How incarceration became established as the foremost form of punishment * The role of space, time and labour in the evolution of prisons and prison life * Why prison populations are rising despite the fall in crime figures * An examination of key prison populations - juveniles, women and ethnic groups * Crime and the business cycle - links between crime, unemployment and imprisonment * Globalization and crime control * The future of imprisonment .

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 09:53 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36922 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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