First published in 1985, now republished with a new preface by the author, this classic of law and society scholarship continues to shape the research agenda of today's sociology of punishment. Punishment and Welfare explores the relation of punishment to politics, the historical formation and development of criminology, and the way in which penal reform grew out of the complex set of political projects that founded the modern welfare state. Its analyses powerfully illuminate many of the central problems of contemporary penal and welfare policy, showing how these problems grew out of political struggles and theoretical debates that occurred in the first years of the 20th century. In conducting this investigation, David Garland developed a method of research which combines detailed historical and textual analysis with a broader sociological vision, thereby synthesizing two forms of analysis that are more often developed in isolation. -- Back cover.
"With a new preface by the author." -- Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Old and new penal strategies Punishment and social regulation in Victorian Britain Criminological science and penal politics Social work and penal reform Social security and eugenics Resistances, manoeuvres and representations The process of strategy formation Penal strategies in a welfare state.
KD7876 .G37 2018
New Orlean, Louisiana : Quid Pro Books, 2018.