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978-1-4985-3234-1 • Hardback • February 2018 • $122.00 • (£94.00)
978-1-4985-3235-8 • eBook • February 2018 • $110.00 • (£85.00)
Brian Norris is assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the Citadel.
Chapter 1: Modern Prison Bureaucracies: Monuments of a Charitable Disposition?
Chapter 2: Poverty among Plenty: The Need for More Knowledge of Modern Prisons and Global Public Administration
Chapter 3: The Origins and Structure of Prison Systems in Mexico and the US
Chapter 4: The Origins and Structure of Prison Systems in India and Honduras
Chapter 5: The Mis-Measure of Prison Performance
Chapter 6: A Tyranny of the Educated versus Tudors Resurgent: Prisons in Mexico City and South Carolina
Chapter 7: Differences in Bureaucratic Performance in Two Mexican Prisons
Chapter 8: Indian Prisons in Delhi and Telangana compared to La Tamara Prison in Honduras
Chapter 9: On the Meaning of Prisons
About the Author
A culture-sensitive description of select prison administrations in three continents, narrated skillfully.
— Ujjwal Kumar Singh, University of Delhi
Norris’ research on prisons provides an excellent account on how prisons work. It states rich arguments that appropriately speak to many disciplines and invites to multiple thoughts on the issue of what is, and ought to be, the appropriate role of the state when imprisoning its citizens. The case studies in the book—the United States, Mexico, India, and Honduras—are thoroughly analyzed and documented. Norris succeeded in constructing coherent and solid arguments from the vast information that he recollected. This book is a must read for those interested on bureaucracies.
— Vidal Romero, ITAM