© 1996

Prisons 2000

An International Perspective on the Current State and Future of Imprisonment

  • Roger Matthews
  • Peter Francis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Roger Matthews, Peter Francis
    Pages 1-10
  3. Stephen Tumim
    Pages 11-20
  4. Francis T. Cullen, Patricia Van Voorhis, Jody L. Sundt
    Pages 21-52
  5. Monika Platek
    Pages 53-73
  6. Claude Faugeron
    Pages 121-138
  7. Marian FitzGerald, Peter Marshall
    Pages 139-162
  8. Calliope Spinellis, Katerina Angelopoulou, Nikos Koulouris
    Pages 163-178
  9. Alexander S. Mikhlin, Roy D. King
    Pages 219-239
  10. Kristel Beyens, Sonja Snacken
    Pages 240-265
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 267-269

About this book


A collection of original articles from a number of the world's leading authorities on imprisonment. The aim of the book is to review the current state of imprisonment around the world and to look at possible future developments. The underlying theme of the book is that imprisonment is undergoing a significant change in a number of different countries and that there are important lessons which can be learned from the analysis of these changes. At the same time this book is perceived as a 'state of the art' collection which provides an informed and comprehensive analysis of the major aspects of imprisonment. Consequently the book should be of interest to a wide-ranging international audience of academic researchers and policy-makers as well as students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roger Matthews
    • 1
  • Peter Francis
    • 2
  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of NorthumbriaNewcastleUK

About the editors

Roger Matthews is Professor of Criminology at London South Bank University, UK. He is Head of the Crime Reduction and Community Safety Research Group. He is sole author of Armed Robbery and Prostitution, Politics and Policy. He has also produced joint authored texts on community safety and edited a number of books on criminological theory, imprisonment and crime control.

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