First Published in 1939, The Dilemma of Penal Reform presents Hermann Mannheim’s discussion on the impact of economic, social, and legal factors on methods of punishment. Set against the background of author’s wide knowledge in German, French, American and Soviet penal methods, the volume brings comparative analysis to address the question, whether it is possible to combine the old practice of making life inside prison less attractive than outside with the outlook aiming at the regeneration of prisoners, and to reconcile the stigma connected with a fair chance of rehabilitation. It also examines the conflict between the requirement of modern penology and some traditional principles of criminal procedure specially for the juvenile courts. One of the pioneering works in the history of Penal Reform, this book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of legal history, law, sociology, and social work.
Table of Contents
Preface Foreword 1. Introduction PART I: The Economic Dilemma of Penal Reform 2. The Role of the Economic Factor in Penal History 3. The Economic Implications of the Principle of Less Eligibility PART II: The Social Dilemma of Penal Reform 4. The Social implications of the Principle of Less Eligibility 5. Social Implications…continued PART III: The Legal Dilemma of Penal Reform 6. The Problem of Criminal Procedure 7. Future Trends of Penal Reform Index of Subjects Index of Persons