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The Country of Cesare Beccaria: The Myth of Rehabilitation in Italy INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN GLOBAL CHANGE

Edited by Tom R. Burns, Uppsala University, Sweden Thomas Dietz, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

This book series is devoted to investigations of human ecology, technology and management and their interrelations. It will include theoretical and methodological contributions to the analysis of social systems and their transformation, technology, risk, environmental problems, energy and natural resources, population growth, public health, and global economic and societal developments.

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WOMEN, SEXUALITY, AND THE CHANGING SOCIAL ORDER
The Impact of Government Policies on Reproductive Behavior in Kenya
Beth Maina Ahlberg

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MANAGING NETWORKS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Edited by Mats Forsgren and Jan Johanson

Volume 3
MUNICIPAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENERGY POLICY
A Five Nation Study of Politics, Innovation and Social Change
Alison E. Woodward, Jerry Ellig and Tom R. Burns

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AGENCY AND STRICTURE
Reorienting Social Theory
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TAMING THE DRAGON
Transforming Economic Institutions in the Face of Global Change
Carlo C. Jaeger

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UNNATURAL SELECTION
Technology, Politics, and Plant Evolution
Cary Fowler

Volume 7
PERSPECTIVES ON NATIONALISM AND WAR
Edited by Jolm L. Comaroff and Paul C. Stern

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COMPARING PRISON SYSTEMS
Toward a Comparative and International Penology
Edited by Robert P. Weiss and Nigel South

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Comparing Prison Systems

Toward a Comparative and International Penology

Edited by

Robert P. Weiss
State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Nigel South
University of Essex, England

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British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

Comparing prison systems: toward a comparative and international penology. - (International studies in global change; v. 8)
1. Prisons - Cross-cultural studies 2. Imprisonment Cross-cultural studies
I. Weiss, Robert P. II. South, Nigel 365

ISBN 90-5700-511-5



To
the memory of my mother and father
Maria and Rudolf Weiss Sr.
RPW

my mother Lily South
and the memory of my father Geoffrey South
NS



CONTENTS

Introduction to the Series
Acknowledgements
About the Contributors

INTRODUCTION: CRIME, PUNISHMENT AND THE «STATE OF PRISONS» IN A CHANGING WORLD
Nigel South and Robert P. Weiss


Part I The Americas

1 PUNISHMENT IN THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: THE PARADOXES OF GOOD INTENTIONS
Dario Melossi and Mark G. Lettiere

2 CANADIAN PRISONS
ob Gaucher and John Lowman

3 THE CRISIS IN MEXICAN PRISONS: THE IMPACT OF THE UNITED STATES
J. Michael Olivero

4 THE STATE OF PRISONS AND PRISONERS IN FOUR COUNTRIES OF THE ANDEAN REGION
Rosa del Olmo


Part II Europe

5 THE BUCKLING OF THE SHIELDS: DUTCH PENAL POLICY 1985-1995
David Downes

6 POWER, PUNISHMENT AND PRISONS IN ENGLAND AND WALES 1975-1996
Mick Ryan and Joe Sim

7
THE COUNTRY OF CESARE BECCARIA: THE MYTH OF REHABILITATION IN ITALY
Vincenzo Ruggiero

8 GERMANY: UPS AND DOWNS IN THE RESORT TO IMPRISONMENT - STRATEGIC OR UNPLANNED OUTCOMES?
Hartmut Weber and Johannes Feest

9 PENAL PRACTICE AND SOCIAL THEORY IN POLAND BEFORE AND AFTER THE EVENTS OF 1989
Monika Platek


Part III East Asia, The Pacific, and South Africa

10 FACING DIFFERENCE: RELATIONS, CHANGE AND THE PRISON SECTOR
IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA
Michael Dutton and Xu Zhangrun

11 THE JAPANESE EXPERIENCE: EFFECTS OF DECREASING RESORT TO IMPRISONMENT
Elmer H. Johnson

12 PENALITY AND IMPRISONMENT IN AUSTRALIA
David Brown

13 CHANGE AND CONTINUITY IN SOUTH AFRICAN PRISONS
Dirk van Zyl Smit

14 CONCLUSION: IMPRISONMENT AT THE MILLENNIUM 2000 - ITS VARIETY AND PATTERNS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

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