Women’s Imprisonment at the Millennium

  • Pat Carlen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 172-180

About this book


Pat Carlen's compelling and compassionate analysis of the penal control of women at the end of the twentieth century is based on new research completed in 1997. She develops many of the themes of previous work, while introducing new concepts such as 'gender-testing', and 'ameliorative justice'. Skilfully and vividly presenting the words and views of both staff and inmates of the women's prisons, Carlen presents a powerful case for both a quantitative and qualitative reduction in women's imprisonment.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Pat Carlen
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  1. 1.Department of Social and Policy StudiesBath UniversityUK

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