Conclusions: Contractual Reason and Disciplinary Necessity at the Basis of Punishment by Deprivation of Liberty

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


The concept of the penitentiary as ‘disciplinary apparatus’ emerges almost overwhelmingly from the analysis conducted here of the organisational structure of American prisons in the first half of the nineteenth century.

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  • Massimo Pavarini
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  1. 1.University of BolognaBolognaItaly

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