Publisher description for Prisons, punishment and the pursuit of security / Deborah H. Drake.

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Drawing on research in men's long-term, maximum-security prisons, this book examines three interconnected problems: the tendency of the prison to obscure other social problems and conceal its own failings, the pursuit of greater levels of human security through repressive and violent means and the persistence of the belief in the problem of 'evil'.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Prisons -- England.
Justice, Administration of -- England.
Prisons -- United States.
Justice, Administration of -- United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology. -- bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society. -- bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies. -- bisacsh