The early 21st century saw better prison conditions and a lower imprisonment rate however public worry over supposed increasing violent crime as perpetuated by the media in the 1930’s led to a return to harsher sentences and fuller prisons. Originally published in 1933, The Lawbreaker analyses British penal methods of the time and of the past to discover the most effective ways to treat prisoners and reduce crime as well as identifying where more research is needed to obtain a balance between punishment and rehabilitation. This title will be of interest to students of Criminology and Sociology.
Introductory; Preface to the Second Edition; 1. Why do we Punish? 2. Present-Day Crime and its Causes 3. The Machinery of Justice 4. Prison, Yesterday and To-day 5. What is Wrong with our Prisons? 6. Probation, Fines, and Restitution 7. Young Offenders 8. Women Offenders 9. Corporal Punishment 10. The Death Penalty; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes to the Second Edition; Bibliography; Index
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