Punishment in Europe

A Critical Anatomy of Penal Systems

  • Vincenzo Ruggiero
  • Mick Ryan

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology book series (PSIPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mick Ryan
    Pages 1-8
  3. Miranda Boone, René van Swaaningen
    Pages 9-32
  4. Hanns von Hofer, Henrik Tham
    Pages 33-57
  5. Philippe Robert
    Pages 111-131
  6. Laura Piacentini
    Pages 157-182
  7. Philip Gounev
    Pages 206-225
  8. Patrizio Gonnella
    Pages 226-244
  9. Vincenzo Ruggiero
    Pages 287-296
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 297-304

About this book


This collection, from a range of leading international scholars, looks at penal practice in a variety of different European countries. Noting particularities as well as similarities, such as the overuse of imprisonment and the use of harsher sanctions against the poor, this book questions how we justify and deliver punishment in Europe.


Penology prisons Europe incarceration imprisonment criminal justice governance Italy Nation punishment

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Ruggiero
    • 1
  • Mick Ryan
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MiddlesexUK
  2. 2.University of GreenwichUK

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