Thinking about prisons and political economy

Between the mid 1950s and the mid 1970s the number of prisoners in England and Wales doubled, from 20,000 to 40,000 inmates. A further 20,000 inmates had been added to the prison population by the...

19 March 2010

On Whose Side? In Whose Interests?

Execution troubles David Garland. It involves the active decision to end a life ‘where killing is neither necessary nor unavoidable’ (p. 9). Its victims are also socially selected. ‘Death seems to...