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Sledgehammer: Women's Imprisonment at the Millennium

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Pat CarlenProfessor of Sociology, University of Bath

ISBN13: 9780333746066
ISBN: 0333746066
Published: July 2000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This work offers an analysis of the penal control of women at the end of the 20th century. The author develops many of the themes of her previous work, while introducing concepts such as ""gender testing"", and ""ameliorative justice"". Using 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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Contents:
Acknowledgements - Author's Preface - 1990s Statistical Profile of Women's Imprisonment - Introduction - From John Howard to Michael Howard - And Back Again - Women, Gender and Imprisonment - The 1990s: Penal Hammer of Bureaucratic Screw? - The Future of Women's Imprisonment - References - Index