Doing Time

An Introduction to the Sociology of Imprisonment

  • Roger Matthews

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Roger Matthews
    Pages 1-25
  3. Roger Matthews
    Pages 26-50
  4. Roger Matthews
    Pages 51-80
  5. Roger Matthews
    Pages 81-103
  6. Roger Matthews
    Pages 104-128
  7. Roger Matthews
    Pages 129-153
  8. Roger Matthews
    Pages 154-178
  9. Roger Matthews
    Pages 179-207
  10. Roger Matthews
    Pages 208-235
  11. Roger Matthews
    Pages 236-261
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 262-288

About this book


This book is designed to acquaint students with some of the main issues associated with the emergence and development of the modern prison. It draws on a range of sociological theorising in order to analyse the organisation and the functioning of the prison. It examines the conditions for the expansion of the prison and explores the possibilities for limiting prison use through the development of alternatives to custody. In particular, it looks in some detail at the relation between imprisonment and class, age, gender and race.


Design gender organization sociology unemployment

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger Matthews
    • 1
  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityEnfieldUK

Bibliographic information