The Discovery of the Asylum

Author: David J. Rothman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351483641
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This is a masterful effort to recognize and place the prison and asylums in their social contexts. Rothman shows that the complexity of their history can be unraveled and usefully interpreted. By identifying the salient influences that converged in the tumultuous 1820s and 1830s that led to a particular ideology in the development of prisons and asylums, Rothman provides a compelling argument that is historically informed and socially instructive. He weaves a comprehensive story that sets forth and portrays a series of interrelated events, influences, and circumstances that are shown to be connected to the development of prisons and asylums. Rothman demonstrates that meaningful historical interpretation must be based upon not one but a series of historical events and circumstances, their connections and ultimate consequences. Thus, the history of prisons and asylums in the youthful United States is revealed to be complex but not so complex that it cannot be disentangled, described, understood, and applied.This reissue of a classic study addresses a core concern of social historians and criminal justice professionals: Why in the early nineteenth century did a single generation of Americans resort for the first time to institutional care for its convicts, mentally ill, juvenile delinquents, orphans, and adult poor? Rothman's compelling analysis links this phenomenon to a desperate effort by democratic society to instill a new social order as it perceived the loosening of family, church, and community bonds. As debate persists on the wisdom and effectiveness of these inherited solutions, The Discovery of the Asylum offers a fascinating reflection on our past as well as a source of inspiration for a new century of students and professionals in criminal justice, corrections, social history, and law enforcement.

Encyclopedia of Disability

Author: Gary L Albrecht
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761925651
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Collects over one thousand entries that provide insight into international views, experiences, and expertise on the topic of disability.

The discovery of the asylum

Author: David J. Rothman
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Detailed history of U.S. social control of the criminal, poor, and mentally ill from colonial practices centered on human resources to "the age of the asylum," the Jacksonian era.

Criminology and Justice

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
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This introduction to criminology, designed for course in criminology offered at two and four schools, is one of the most comprehensive, and well-researched books on the market. For use in both Sociology and Criminal Justice departments, this text offers detailed coverage of theories and types of crime.

Special Problems in Corrections

Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131138742
Format: PDF
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Sets out to identify the most pressing issues affecting the correctional system today. Maintaining a solutions-focus, the book organizes problems into two distinct categories: those impacting the convicts and correctional facilities and those impacting the correctional officers and administrators. It examines long-standing, and emerging issues from a critical perspective, grounding discussion in empirical research and current events. Using the consistent voice of a single author, the book offers a no nonsense approach to explaining the problems of correctional officers, correctional managers, prisoners, and the public.

Criminal Justice

Author: Sue Titus Reid
Publisher: Atomic Dog Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781592602254
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The seventh edition of Criminal Justice provides students with a thoroughly researched, clearly written, and affordable text. While explaining how the criminal justice system functions, this text also considers the interrelationships of the various parts of the system and how changes in one area may have an impact on other areas. All legal citations, including cases and statutes, have been checked to determine whether they have been altered or overruled by subsequent legislation or court decisions. Along with recent scholarly research in the social sciences, this seventh edition retains the practice of using recent current events from popular sources to illustrate what is happening in criminal justice. The seventh edition of Criminal Justice provides students with a thoroughly researched, clearly written, and affordable text. While explaining how the criminal justice system functions, this text also considers the interrelationships of the various parts of the system and how changes in one area may have an impact on other areas. All legal citations, including cases and statutes, have been checked to determine whether they have been altered or overruled by subsequent legislation or court decisions. Along with recent scholarly research in the social sciences, this seventh edition retains the practice of using recent current events from popular sources to illustrate what is happening in criminal justice.