Against Imprisonment : An Anthology of Abolitionist Essays, Paperback / softback Book

Against Imprisonment : An Anthology of Abolitionist Essays Paperback / softback


A collection of writings by Dr David Scott which build on his work teaching criminology for over 20 years.

Against Imprisonment includes topics such as `The Changing Face of the Prison', justifications of punishment, prison violence and the shortcomings of prisons and the mega-prisons.

Very much against the current political obsession with increasing incarceration, this book is a wake-up call for all those who feel the use of imprisonment is failing to achieve a reduction in crime.

Provides a compelling analysis of the failings of imprisonment.

Sheds new light on this pressing topic. Explains why prisons do not work for most offenders.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Waterside Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Penology & punishment
  • ISBN: 9781909976542



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