Punishment and Control in Historical Perspective

  • Helen Johnston

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Histories of Punishment and Control

  3. Theoretical Perspectives

  4. Penal Policy, Prison Practice and Discourses on Offenders

  5. Confinement, Discipline and Resistance

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 242-269

About this book


Bringing together new research, this book advances current theoretical understandings of punishment and control in society. It provides a critical analysis of institutions, punishment and the law, and explores the delivery of punishment and experience of incarceration in Western societies from the early-nineteenth century.


crime criminal justice law reform

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen Johnston
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HullUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230583443
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36180-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-58344-3
  • About this book