School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Prisons and PunishmentWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101558.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
The demise of corporal punishment and regular use of imprisonment are defining features of control in modern states. This unit provides a historical and sociological examination of models, practices and justifications for punishment and incarceration. It analyses early liberal notions of the social contract, the 'great incarcerations' and criminology's stress on treatment, reform and rehabilitation. It further examines the development of probation and parole systems, decarceration, community corrections, mass imprisonment, and the contemporary control of risk and the 'dangerous'. Additionally, it explores the impact of imprisonment and corrections by such factors as age, social class, racial/ethnic identity, sex/gender, and disability.

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